/ Patrick Edlinger has died

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tom84 - on 17 Nov 2012

really sad news, a great climber:

http://tinyurl.com/b5a9dwt
johnj on 17 Nov 2012 - 188.30.29.204.threembb.co.uk
In reply to mountassguard:

Thanks for sharing this link, I know very little of this great man, but I can easily see they talk of him as a legend RIP Patrick Edlinger.
Nigel Thomson - on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to mountassguard: Absolute legend, think he may have lost his fight.You're free now Patrick.
tom84 - on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to johnj:

the youtube footage of patrick free solo high in the verdon gorge without climbing shoes is incredible....
whispering nic - on 18 Nov 2012
In reply to mountassguard:

Sad news. 'Dieu' est mort.
SteveSBlake - on 18 Nov 2012
In reply to mountassguard:

Sad news, an iconic French climber, pulling pockets in the sky.....

Steve
Tyler - on 18 Nov 2012
In reply to mountassguard:

Terrible news.

Is that obituary correct? I had no idea he'd done Agincourt and I thought les Specialist was JB Tribout's route?
johncoxmysteriously - on 18 Nov 2012
In reply to Tyler:

That's what the Verdon guide thinks too. But there was some kind of race between them, wasn't there? Is it one of those French things where they give it to the bolter in some places and the first guy up it in others? Alternatively, the context is talking about repeats as well as new routes.

Sad film. Thanks to the OP for posting.

jcm
tom84 - on 18 Nov 2012
In reply to Tyler:

i don't know if its accurate if im honest
whispering nic - on 18 Nov 2012
In reply to Tyler: Not sure if there is some confusion with Jibe Tribout but 'Edgeclinger' was the defining figure of sport climbing in the eighties and was still revered by the new generation of competition climbers such as Francois Legrand in the nineties. On arriving to enter a masters event in the mid nineties, a few years after his zenith, whispers were heard 'Dieu est parmi nous!' (God is amongst us!).

I hope UKC will give his passing more mileage as the latest news article is about the fourth ascent of an obscure boulder problem..... Obviously it's Kendal weekend but still!
mark s - on 18 Nov 2012
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Or even a woman NOT doing a boulder problem in America.


sad news.
as a none climbing kid in the 80's we visited la palud every year and he was a name i knew about.
Nigel Thomson - on 18 Nov 2012
In reply to whispering nic:


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Exactly what I was thinking.

tom84 - on 19 Nov 2012
In reply to the weegy:
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+1, but im very sure there will be an article in the works as we speak
whispering nic - on 19 Nov 2012
In reply to mountassguard:

I hope you are right!
tom84 - on 19 Nov 2012
In reply to whispering nic:

im sure the man who 'discovered' and first bolted ceuse will get a few words!
Ian Dunn - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to mountassguard: I am shocked but not surprised by UKC's silence on this. The news appeared on Friday, it is now Tuesday and still nothing on the News pages. Edlinger was as important to climbing as McEnroe is to tennis and you would imagine somewhat faster reporting on the tennis websites if the story was the other way round.

UKC if you want to be taken seriously sort out what is real news and what is highly significant in the climbing world and report it accurately and on time. There was also the final of the World Cup series in Kranj last weekend too, Rock and Ice have a great article on it but as it didn't take place in Kendal then perhaps it's not that important.
Doug on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to Ian Dunn: I saw this in the French press on Friday but have been without internet access until today. I'm amazed that there has been no UKC news item so far, and slightly surprised this thread is so short.
For anyone wanting to read more, see
http://www.liberation.fr/sports/2012/11/18/patrick-edlinger-mains-nues-ciao_861384
http://www.lamontagne.fr/france-monde/actualites/societe/sante-beaute/2012/11/19/l-escaladeur-patric...
http://alpes.france3.fr/2012/11/17/reaction-de-jean-michel-asselin-la-mort-de-patrick-edlinger-14510...
deepsoup - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to Doug:
> I'm amazed that there has been no UKC news item so far

It wasn't quick but they did get there in the end: http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67619 There's a fuller obit to follow apparently.
In reply to Doug: There was a UKC news item a couple of days ago Doug, and it said there would be a fuller piece in time http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67619 . Has any of the French media said yet how he died? This hadn't been announced when the news came out at the weekend. My feeling was that the pieces I read about him had to dance around that issue somewhat. They could list his great contributions to climbing, and perhaps that is enough for many, but 'real' obituaries tend to aim for a fuller account of person's life. It's terribly sad when a person dies so young, but presumably his untimely death is, in one way or another, part of the story of his later life at least.
Simon Caldwell - on 21 Nov 2012
Erstwhile on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to TobyA:
> Has any of the French media said yet how he died?

In Italy it is reported that he fell down the stairs in his home and hit his head.
Incredible irony if true.
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lostcat on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to Toreador: Is there any chance that the UKC Mods could merge the three separate threads that are now running on this very sad news?

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