Greetings. I am a newbie here. I was just taken to task in the BBQ Pit for not having enough variety in my first ten posts.
The thread is Say Hello to our newest OTP-ClawsofCatt!* http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=165835
In an effort to attone, and to sufficiently diversify my posts, I would like to share excerpts from a book I am reading: “Fatal Mountaineer: The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend,” by Robert Roper, St. Martin’s Griffin, New York. I have selected excerpts I think will be of particular interest to this board.
There. I hope this helps.