Monthly Archives: January 2012

One of the great moments of my life

This afternoon, I completed the first part of the two-fold mission I set for myself when I embarked on this China’s Wings project. Continue reading

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A few articles about the Compressor Route Controversy

David Roberts’  good and fair “Patagonia’s Cerro Torre Gets the Chop: Maestri Unbolted” for National Geographic Adventure. Chris Weidner’s “The Biggest Climbing Controversy of the Decade” for Boulder’s Daily Camera. Kelly Cordes’ “Cerro Torre: Deviations From Reason” on his blog, … Continue reading

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A book at last!

This is a strange experience. There it is. China’s Wings. A book at last No longer in my imagination.

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A CNAC Short Snorter signed by movie star Jinx Falkenburg

Kai Friese, a writer and CNAC enthusiast in New Delhi, brought this to my attention yesterday — a short snorter signed by Ridge Hammell, Jimmy Scoff, Bob Jenkins, and Billy MacDonald (all of whom are CNAC pilots and characters in … Continue reading

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Interview w Jason Kruk, Hayden Kennedy, Rolando Garibotti, and Colin Haley

Here’s an interview with Jason Kruk, Hayden Kennedy, Rolando Garibotti, and Colin Haley. In what will pose difficulties for some, it’s written in Spanish. Unfortunately, the translate button at the top produced gibberish, so I recommend reading in the original. … Continue reading

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More on the Compressor Route

So I checked out of the net for a few days and scored classic surf with Mark and Susan Robsinson and Randy Leavitt “somewhere west of Goleta.” We talked a lot about the Compressor Route news about which I posted … Continue reading

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China’s Wings on Facebook

I’ve built a Facebook page for China’s Wings, and if you “like” it with the button at the bottom of the sidebar on the right (or find and like it through FB search), you’ll find a photo album of CNAC-related … Continue reading

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The Compressor Route chopped… more thoughts

Having slept on it, I find myself more uncomfortable with the news that the upper sections of Maestri’s Compressor Route were chopped by Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk as they descended after making the first “fair means” ascent of Cerro … Continue reading

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The Compressor Route chopped!

The Supertopo thread just posted by Rolando Garibotti — a friend I much admire and treasure — clarifies the facts of Hayden Kennedy’s and Jason Kruk’s “fair means” ascent of Cerro Torre’s Southeast Ridge. They did make the climb without … Continue reading

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CNAC wreckage in the Himalayas

Recently, I posted the news that the wreckage of CNAC #60 had been found in a remote corner of Yunnan Province. The plane, a C-47, went missing on November 17, 1942. An article and three photographs about the discovery were … Continue reading

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