Author Topic: A hearty congratulations are in order  (Read 754 times)

Offline SA

  • NEClimbs Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 341
A hearty congratulations are in order
« on: March 26, 2012, 06:52:43 PM »
 Congratulations to our own local climbers, Mark Ritchey and Freddie Wilkinson along with Steve Swenson from Seattle, on winning the coveted Piolet d'  Or Award. This is like winning the Superbowl guys.

Offline strandman

  • NEClimbs God
  • *****
  • Posts: 4673
Re: A hearty congratulations are in order
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 07:24:24 PM »
Mark should have been winning this shit for 20 years... about time some real climbers win....go Freddy   :P

Offline Admin Al

  • NEClimbs Administrator
  • NEClimbs God
  • *****
  • Posts: 7130
  • Climb 'till your forearms turn to jelly!
    • NEClimbs
Re: A hearty congratulations are in order
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 07:59:34 PM »
FANTASTIC news...
Al Hospers
____________________________________
my music
 https://www.facebook.com/BlackMountainRamblers

web hosting, design and software programming:
 http://www.cambersoft.com

Offline eyebolter

  • NEClimbs God
  • *****
  • Posts: 602
Re: A hearty congratulations are in order
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 08:19:18 PM »
This is like winning the Superbowl guys.

So they carried a plastic replica of a blown up pig's bladder while Madonna danced to the Egyptian all-seeing eye (watch the video and look at the back of a dollar bill if you think I'm nuts)?

Gotta be a better metaphor.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2012, 08:21:10 PM by eyebolter »

Offline apbt1976

  • NEClimbs God
  • *****
  • Posts: 419
Re: A hearty congratulations are in order
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 08:30:58 PM »
This is like winning the Superbowl guys.

So they carried a plastic replica of a blown up pig's bladder while Madonna danced to the Egyptian all-seeing eye (watch the video and look at the back of a dollar bill if you think I'm nuts)?

Gotta be a better metaphor.

Lol..

For real though these guys deserve a major show of support from the new England climbing community. This stuff is so far off the radar of the general public the least we could good is say "NICE WORK FELLAS"

I know most of us do not do what we do as for the approval of others or to say look what i can do but non the less when you do something big you do fee a bit proud and these guys take that whole "THING/DEAL" to a level most of us will never see.

Congrats!!!

Offline SA

  • NEClimbs Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 341
Re: A hearty congratulations are in order
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 09:32:50 AM »
I just got off the phone with Mark.

He told me that he felt like a movie star over there. There was even a parade in the street. They treated the team like royalty with a party every night. Good for them!

Offline strandman

  • NEClimbs God
  • *****
  • Posts: 4673
Re: A hearty congratulations are in order
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2012, 11:19:49 AM »
Now there's two words i would NEVER put with mark--- Movie Star   :)

Offline radair

  • NEClimbs Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 107
Re: A hearty congratulations are in order
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 12:49:32 PM »
Now there's two words i would NEVER put with mark--- Movie Star   :)
No, he's a full on rock star. Congrats to all, very impressive.

Offline old_school

  • NEClimbs God
  • *****
  • Posts: 2352
  • "Climb Now, Work Later."
Re: A hearty congratulations are in order
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012, 04:45:31 PM »
Local boys make it BIG!  Definitely psyched for these guys...amazing athletes and great ambassadors for the sport! Congrats you guys!!
"Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you will be a mile away from them and you will have their shoes."