/ dave mcleod
1) It's Macleod. You're obviously a massive fan.
2) That isn't a rant.
3) Maybe he's just busy climbing?
My guess is he's just very busy climbing and stuff, given recent, decent conditions. I don't see him stopping his blog any time soon - I certainly hope he doesn't.
Couldn't agree more, it will be a shame if he's stopped blogging but I wouldn't blame him.
The amount of rubbish that gets written on here, there seems to be a whole section of the community looking to nitpick other people's acheivemenys - and this is usually from people who don't operate at anything like the same level. The guys and gals who are at the top are usually very positive people, two who spring to mind for me are Shauna coxsey and Tim Emmett. Yet this whole grumpy git contingent really brings down ukc IMHO, and puts off the people who I'd rather hear from.
There was also the whole discussion on here about his place in some hill race, more petty stuff.
Does that count as a rant?!
Just because he's a great climber and an inspirational figure doesn't mean that we all have to slavishly agree with what he does or writes. The man makes mistakes like we all do.
It was no mistake mr g
Who are you to say it was a mistake, he climbed it using Scottish winter ethics and a hint of awesome dry tooling trad style. I'm pretty sure what he did caused no more damage than you would when you CLIMB
Got nothing against Dave MaC (in fact own 9 of of !0 and Longhope DVD), and am not part of the winter ethics police, but people are entitled to their opinions and climbing hard grades does not make you immune to criticism. Grade elitism is not one of the more attractive facets of the climbing community.
TBH I thought the response to White Noise on here was pretty sensible and respectful, probably due to the amount of respect that people have for Dave.
Odds are he's just spent the last four weeks working on the crux moves of some ludicrously hard boulder problem in Glen Nevis trying to decide whether it's better to fractionally adjust his foot before or after farting or something. :-)
Especially as his ethics are strong, but they are his ethics, which is what climbing is all about!
I know how I'm going to get him to comment on stuff though. I've heard if you say his name three times into a mirror...
That would be total hyperbole if you were talking about any other climber but Dave Macleod. Legend indeed! Usually if he's not updated his blog it's because he's off doing stuff to blog about, I'd imagine a good update is coming :) I can't imagine he takes much heed of the hot air on UKC.
What are you on about ?
"hope he has the grace to share with us again"
What a load of p***, course he will, got to keep the profile going and keep in the public eye. All you fawning sheep jumping onboard, gaining your own wee bit of PC kudos by aligning yourselves wi folk you dont even know. Get out and get a life of your own. & no im not some sort of armchair critic, i enjoy my climbing and various other sports at a good level but dont feel the need to broadcast about them.
aligning myself with 'folk i don't even know'?! - tell me why you have to personally know someone to 'align with' or support them?
what's far worse, is someone who banders about saying 'get out and get a life' to 'folk you don't even know [at all]!'
> "hope he has the grace to share with us again"
> What a load of p***, course he will, got to keep the profile going and keep in the public eye. All you fawning sheep jumping onboard, gaining your own wee bit of PC kudos by aligning yourselves wi folk you dont even know. Get out and get a life of your own. & no im not some sort of armchair critic, i enjoy my climbing and various other sports at a good level but dont feel the need to broadcast about them.
He also makes his living out of climbing. He isn't only blogging for us humble mortals.
He's shown himself mature enough to answer critiscisms in the past in a well reasoned way - which doesn't mean any of us have to agree with what he writes of course.
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