/ David Lama - Interview Questions Wanted
Those who have followed David's exploits will understand what he is referring to here. He is best known for the Cerro Torre controversy covered in depth by Jack Geldard in this article - http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id= 60034
Aside from this he is undoubtedly an extremely talented climber with some great ascents in his portfolio, like this one we reported earlier this year - http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=66831
If you have any questions you would like to ask then please add them to this thread. Keep in mind that we are more likely to use your question if it isn't about the Cerro Torro controversy, although we will ask about that as well.
Thanks. As was the first link. Teach me to multi-task.
It must start with the original question (what's he ever...)
My opinion of him isn't great after the Cerro Torre stuff and it seems here that he seems to be passing the buck onto the film crew, when he was the reason they were there:
"That first expedition ended in a clusterf*ck when the Red Bull film team added bolts ... Lama was savaged online in climbing forums and even physically threatenedódespite the fact that he hadnít drilled a single bolt."
So a question leading on from that would be; "how does he feel climbs and mountains are left after a visit (i.e. with changes that alters the route or area for those following, or untouched so others can find it in the same state that he did) and whether his opinion has changed after the Cerro Torre business.
How much connection done he have with Nepal and the mountains there? Any plans to climb there in the future?
> It must start with the original question (what's he ever...)
That's a lovely rope!
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