Monthly Archives: January 2013

Jim Donini in Patagonia and Alaska

From the Enduring Patagonia years, here’s a run of pictures of one of the best friends and climbing partners I’ve ever had. Continue reading

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Enduring Patagonia on Pinterest

I’m collecting the images I’ve been posting and some others onto the Enduring Patagonia Pinterest board . I’d be psyched if you’d follow the board and share around the photos you enjoy. Some of ’em are pretty spectacular.   China’s … Continue reading

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Enduring Patgonia pics 5 — A Fine Piece

A few Enduring Patagonia photos related to Jim and I making the first ascent of A Fine Piece on the West Pillar of Cerro Pollone… which was a damn fine climb…. I’m also pleased with the story that Alison Osius … Continue reading

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Photos of some of the airline’s Chinese personnel, late 1940s

Jason Chou, son of CNAC co-pilot Bing Zhou, passed along these photos. After completing college in Kunming, Bing Zhou joined the China National Aviation Corporation in 1944, and he flew more than 130 Hump trips before the war ended. He … Continue reading

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Good news from Patagonia, and more pics from Enduring Patagonia

Good news from Patagonia and a few of my photos of Fitzroy Continue reading

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Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh with the plane they took to China

This morning, I stumbled across an interesting photo of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh and the Sirius flying boat they used on their famous survey flight to China in 1931 here, at the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum’s website. … Continue reading

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Enduring Patagonia photos 3

And here comes another quartet of photos from my Enduring Patagonia years… A minor epic in the Col of Patience

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What it took to keep ’em flying

The massively complex logistics required to keep an airline flying. Even in 1943. Continue reading

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Credit to the CNAC mechanics & maintenance team

Tribute to the twenty years of miracles worked by the mechanics and maintenance experts of the China National Aviation Corporation. Continue reading

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Enduring Patagonia photos 2

Here are a few more pictures taken during my Enduring Patagonia years…

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