/ NEWS: FRI NIGHT VID: Patrick Edlinger

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UKC News - on 23 Nov 2012
Wolfgang Gullich vs Patrick Edlinger, 3 kbThis week's Friday night video collection is in memory of French climber Patrick Edlinger. He was a huge inspiration to many in the 1980's.

The first video shows Patrick and the late German pioneer Wolfgang Gullich competing on the same route in Munich back in 1989.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67632

johncoxmysteriously - on 26 Nov 2012
In reply to UKC News:

Sad, sad, sad. A real memento mori.

Curious, watching Verdon Forever again - the young lady with the breasts plays much more of a cameo role than I had remembered.

I don't suppose anyone can identify the routes and people, can they? I recognise PE and PB and that long traverse on the Imbut whose name I forget, and of course the barefoot solo is Debiloff, but that's about it. Is that Pichenibule the chap's falling off, for example?

jcm
Mick Ward - on 26 Nov 2012
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

His self-interview is brilliant - a stunning exposition of why climbing can be so terribly important to some of us. And his deep regard for Patrick Berhault - 'like a brother I never had'.

Though he seemed troubled. I hope his spirit is at peace now.

Mick

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