/ JOHN DUNNE LIVE TUESDAY 5pm
and before you meet him live, check this out first: john dunne's ace new website
in between typing i will of course be whispering in his ear "so john, did you or didn't you?"
only kidding ;-)
that Flash 5 on your website kicks ass dunney. i love the shivery letters as its loading. is that something to do with when your legs turn to jelly when you're climbing? well, mine do i guess yours dont!
i love the way the index on the left bounces up and down like its on a piece of elastic as well. cool!
I suspect the q's that many climbers would like to ask him would be 'did you really climb Parthian Shot?' and/or 'Why do you think it is that your ascents (in particular) have been queried ?'. There seems to be a parallel here with the Jeffrey Archer case here, in that John must not only have fibbed himself, but also got other people (photographer, belayers) to tell lies on his behalf. Can John and his witnesses produce their diaries for the day(s) in question - so that these can be subjected to forensic analysis ? (Is there an entry for the day of the ascent that reads 'Climbed Parthian Shot', which when placed under an infrared lamp reveals a 'deleted' entry saying '
'Went shopping in Bradford. Had an early night' ?)
Why should he have to prove he did the route Marc? John knows he did the route....Isnt that want counts? And I dont see John being to worried about? Do you?
i mean, of course someone's going to ask it, i think they did already on last week's thread, and im sure John Dunne will have something to say about it. (like "yawn" probably, but we'll have to wait and see, i have yet to meet the man).
I would be interested to hear about his training. I seem to remember reading somewhere that Dunne used to train like a bastard whilst 'a little on the tubby side', then diet before doing a mega-route to make it 'see easy'(!)
Is this true or crag-shit?
On the PS issue - I don't get it really. Unless it turns out to be the climbing worlds biggest hoax (in which case count me as one of the suckers) isn't all the non-belief just sour grapes?
It seems a shame that John (Dawes) can't get over this. Apart from the PS issue, the rest of his interview with RockTalk was almost starting to sound reasonable (for him)!
on the absurdity/futility of the 'Did he or didn't he ?' debate. Explains whenever I give directions people always go the opposite way !
Isn't everything about belief though? And whether bitter or matter-of-fact, it's still a diss. And if I recall, he expressed a 'feeling' that he couldn't really define or back up. (eg I have a very strong feeling that my neighbours dog is defecating in my garden but I have no proof!)
As to Johnny's character, I intend no disrespect in my comments. His climbing CV and attitudes to life speak for themself :-)
My position on the PS affair is that UNLESS someone's got any CONCRETE evidence that John Dunne didn't do it, then we accept that he did do it (the same as we do with all other claims). Using the Archer case as an analogy, I
was mocking those who keep raising the question - i.e. are they seriously assuming that he bribed witnesses
(belayers/photographers) like Archer did ? If so, the onus is on them to provide the evidence or shut up.
Like you, I hope the live chat doesn't degenerate into a PS inquest. That's why I wanted to ask about his training
- but as JCT and I recognise, the PS questions are bound to be on people's lips (or keyboards), given Johnny Dawes' comments on the last live chat.
BTW - I'm sure you said go right at the roundabout ... ;-)
Don't forget his favourite crisps Jude!
as to dunney's fave crisps, well i will def ask him that as soon as he walks through the door!
What's his fave route and why?
Is he ever gonna climb that wall left of New statesmen?
What pint would he have with his crisps?
I've seen chalk on that wall left of New Statesman sp if it's not him, who is it?
Think others have been trying it(Robin Barker?).
How does JD train anyway? I never see him at Leeds Climbing Wall. Does he have his own cellar? I know he boulders quite a lot but he must do something else somehwere - or does he just go down the chippy?
Hes got it down to one move.... Just cant hang it!
How do you feel about Bradford, and the way it's been portrayed to the rest of the world over the past month or so?
Which is Bradford's best curry house?
Are you keen on bouldering?
Do you have scraps on your chip butties?
Do you really want to go live in Sheffield?
What's best: Bridestones or Shipley Glen?
What do you climb for? What does it do for you?
Have you ever been to Pudsey (as opposed to through Pudsey), and why?
Baildon Bank; love it or loathe it?
Lion gums; best sweets in the world, but which are the best of the best- Wine Gums; Midget Gems; Sports Mixture; Fruit Salads; Poor Bens; Liquorice Tablets?
That's the end of your general knowledge round John.
PS. Just so you know, I was impressed most by your ascent of The Obscene Cleft, but that is largely because the name tickles my funny bone, as much as the ridiculous unlikeliness of the problem itself, for which I'm sure I and many others applaud you.
Brian, it's not fair, i want to answer this question it is so good! but i will restrain myself as this is not my show! i think your questions are top notch Bry.
Has being a climber affected your personality, and if so, how?
How does John's new super route on Arran (The great Escape HXS 6b, 6c,6c) relate to Dave MacLeod's recently reported new line (Macrocheira E8 6a, 6c, 6b) on the same piece of crag- they sound very, very similar to me- wonder who got there first- any comments??
ok, a typo: commercial.
Fuck me, I thought I was a pedant.
Interesting contrast with that other chap's website.
Err Hi JCT, John :~)
John, you can climb any route in any climbing guide ever written.
Does this make you..
A: feel pretty good?
B: feel like a God?
C: grin like a fool?
D: go all tingly inside?
F: wish for others to be climbing grades above you to give you something to aspire to?
G: think you're imortal?
H: ignore this question and answer the one about chips?
I: Free Form Text
Thanks a lot!
questions for John.
1. what got you hooked in climbing?
2. whos your climbing hero(s)?
3. scariest moment in climbing.
4. whos was and is now your greatest influence on your
there are a whole load of questions on the earlier thread, announcing Mr Dunne's appearance last Thursday, lest you forget.
yeh i just noticed that - E7 6b??
quite interesting after what he says about downgrading on his site, but then he has climbed it i spose
those questions of yours, universal soldier, are a bit of a hoot IMHO. i'll print this out in a bit although john just told me on the phone that he's been reading the questions as they come up.
oooh isnt it exciting? :-)
Question to JD:
Any useful beta on "Digital Crack" (Cham). I understand you flashed it?
>>he's been reading the questions as they come up
John you bloomin lurker! There's nothing stopping you from engaging in dialogue before 5pm y'know!
We all know Paul from the Big Brother house has recently admitted to The Mirror that he was quoting you when he said "I've tried to live my adult life like an international pop star"
What's all that about then?
What made you say that?
When Helen was referring to 'Big G' was she really referring to you? Poor dyslexic girl:~(
Good luck to both of you!
I may not be arround for the live questions so I will ask this now:
John, in this forum Jude has made many claims to being a good cook.
John, you are now in a position to validate these claims.
Is it true?
Can Jude really cook, or does she just open a tin?
A still photograph is not sufficient to answer this, in my opinion.
Please - everyone's dying to see them, but Lovatt threatened to kick me head in if they were ever published!
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