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    Whos the skier? Where the cliff?

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  2. #2
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    looks French

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    Patrick Vallancant? Has the right beard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L82thegate View Post
    Has the right beard.
    Maybe he's been in jail?
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Vallencant, Verbier.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    Vallencant, Verbier.
    Bingo!

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    Meh. Looks kinda flat for Vallencant.

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    I figured this was the right place to ask! I had never heard of him before.

    His motto was: "si tu tombes, tu meurs", translated as "you fall, you die"
    He died on March 28, 1989, in a non-skiing related climbing accident as a result of a broken carabiner, while abseiling from the top of La Beaume Rouge, in France.

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    if you're going to have a motto, it's best to live and die by that motto.
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    Didn't Paul Ruff say "Dying ain't much of a living" --- and then came up short...... and died.

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    Why, yes, Ruff said that.

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    He was doing a Clint Eastwood impression for a ski film but ironically a year later he fulfilled that statement.

    It reminds me of the old saying, "Careful what you ask for".

    Something that is near the core of my situational awareness.
    watch out for snakes

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    Whos the skier? Where the cliff?

    Broken carabiner...... i hate hearing sh*t like that. Makes me second guess my chosen recreational pursuits. We place a lot of faith in those things. I guess thats why the notion of redundancy is so key in vmountaineering systems.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SB View Post
    He was doing a Clint Eastwood impression for a ski film but ironically a year later he fulfilled that statement.

    Something that is near the core of my situational awareness.
    The Outlaw Josey Wales talking to a bounty hunter near the end of the film.

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