/ David Lama - Interview Questions Wanted

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The Austrian Climber and Mammut athlete David Lama has agreed to do an interview for UKC. In a change from our usual procedure we thought it would be nice if we opened up the interview to readers to submit the questions. David has replied and agreed to this although he did say, "please don't have 10 questions on a single topic".

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

Alan
Michael Ryan - on 02 Oct 2012
Theres a great interview with Lama by Jeff Jackson at R+I to give even more background.

http://www.rockandice.com/news/1793-tnb-lama-disagrees-with-ct-bolt-chopping
Niels - on 02 Oct 2012
In reply to Alan James - UKC and UKH: I think the second link is wrong?
In reply to Niels:
> (In reply to Alan James - UKC and UKH) I think the second link is wrong?

Thanks. As was the first link. Teach me to multi-task.

Alan
Graeme Alderson on 02 Oct 2012
In reply to Alan James - UKC and UKH: Ask him if he likes Guinness
jonnie3430 - on 02 Oct 2012
In reply to Alan James - UKC and UKH:

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.
torquil on 02 Oct 2012
I've always wanted to know a bit more about his Sherpa heritage and how that has influenced his climbing life.

How much connection done he have with Nepal and the mountains there? Any plans to climb there in the future?


Michael Ryan - on 02 Oct 2012
In reply to jonnie3430:
> (In reply to Alan James - UKC and UKH)
>
> It must start with the original question (what's he ever...)

a bit....

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=161694
jonnie3430 - on 02 Oct 2012
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKC and UKH:

That's a lovely rope!

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