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09-26-2012, 05:23 PM #1
FYI: Plake on Anderson Cooper tonight.
Show starts 8pm est. Don't know what time Plake goes on. Skyping from Kathmandu I believe.
09-26-2012, 06:53 PM #2
Damn. Just missed it
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09-26-2012, 06:57 PM #3
Maybe I'll start reading the Bible.
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09-26-2012, 06:58 PM #4
American Glen Plake, a survivor of a weekend avalanche at Mount Manaslu in the Himalayas arrives at the Tribhuwan domestic airport in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. Rescuers have so far brought down the bodies of eight victims, four French, one each from Germany, Italy and Spain, and a Nepali guide. The climbers killed were part of a crush of mountaineers who came to the peak in Nepal because of heightened tensions between Chinese authorities and Tibetans. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha) / AP
09-26-2012, 06:58 PM #5
Dang missed it too. Is there a video link?
09-26-2012, 07:11 PM #6
Thanks for the heads up. Just finished watching this and what a sobering experience.
What stood out the most for me was the pain he felt for the loss of his friends and partners.
And the fact that he walked off the mountain on his own power after it was clear he was not going to find them.
He said it was the best thing he could have done for himself; and I bet he would say, given the circumstances, the best way to honor his friends and the journey they started together. Not to except the ride off the mountain in the heli but to walk off . . . that is amazing.
The story he told was amazing and he is one lucky man to be alive. Heal up Glen. God bless is right.
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09-26-2012, 07:33 PM #7
On again at 10 est apparently. After that probably make its way to the tubes.
...and its on toward the 2nd half of the show so fear not if you read this at 10:15.(est)
09-26-2012, 07:47 PM #8
Heartbreaking story. Vibes and RIP to the fallen
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09-26-2012, 08:29 PM #10
He didn`t seem himself at the beginning of the interview. By the end he was more the Plake you know. You can tell he is in shock. Glad AC gave him the time. Thanks for the heads up.
09-26-2012, 08:54 PM #11
i'm glad he's alive. he comes across as so heartfelt and sincere. it was a good interview, he laughs, cries, is thankful, and in disbelief, he is humble and human.
09-26-2012, 09:15 PM #12Registered User
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Catch the interview if you can, touching and impressive. Will likely be available online soon. God bless Plake, all those who vanished, and their friends and families.
09-26-2012, 09:39 PM #13
He seemed pretty damn shaken. No surprise.
09-26-2012, 10:21 PM #14
The interview is online.
Part 1: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bes...vor-horror.cnn
Part 2: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bes...ng-comrads.cnn
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09-26-2012, 10:41 PM #15
I think he is still in shock. It will take him awhile to heal from something like that. He was brave to even do interviews this soon.License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations
09-26-2012, 10:49 PM #16
so glad he's still here. and so sorry he went through that. Ever since I skied with my hero in 97 there has been no one I admire more in skiing.
09-26-2012, 11:41 PM #17?
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How did it feel? How do you feel?
I overlooked it because I wanted to hear what Mr. Plake had to say.
AC did njot do too bad,Own your fail. ~Jer~
09-27-2012, 01:15 AM #18
talking about his own dead buddy's journal to come up with nothing more than the journey is the destination was cringeworthy."We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
09-27-2012, 01:51 AM #19Registered User
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09-27-2012, 02:19 AM #20
Great interview. Sobering to listen to his recount of what happened. Vibes to all the families who lost a loved one.
09-27-2012, 02:23 AM #21
Sobering and surreal. Definitely hard to think about being caught in an avy and only having to unzip your way out of a tent and walking away with a few bruises while your buddies are nowhere to be found.
09-27-2012, 02:24 AM #22
PSA: AC is back on and it hasn't happened as of 2:22 mountain. Too tired from a show in Boulder to stay up to watch it so DVR it is. One of my favorite technological advancements.
Still can't believe he survived from what I've read. Intense situation.The best things in life aren't things.
09-27-2012, 06:38 AM #23frothing and fishy
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God damn I was waitin to see and hear this interview this morning. As I sat in the bar last night with friends I saw Mr. Plake on a TV in the background but there was no way to hear it. Amidst the drinks, the laughter, the noise I got a bit choked up inside at the image 50 yards away, thinking, "oh man, Glen.... I'm so sorry... so so sorry."
Now I've seen it (Thank You to whoever posted the link) and my heart aches worse for Glen and everyone else effected. This is just a total shitshow and it shows in his face and words. Also shown is that he is a truly amazing individual who I look up to even more. If I were to ever meet him in person it wouldn't be my awe of the guy that did this or that skiing, now it would be an awe of the guy that did that interview and has been to hell and back. There's just something so definitive about the person that tells a personal story which includes a serious "this is it" moment, and for him it absolutely was a "this is it" moment. I got really choked up at that. I've had a "this is it" moment, or personally for me it was a more "like this?" moment. I've rarely felt more sympathetic to anyone than when hearing something like that.
09-27-2012, 06:50 AM #24COWHAMPSHIRE PARADISE
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going through something like that, on any scale, is so tough to swallow. even tougher to share the tale. kudos to glen for his clarity and strength.
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09-27-2012, 06:53 AM #25
Hang in there Plake!
Your friends are ok.
Everyone loves you.You are the mission Bob.