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#67375 - 02/07/13 03:07 AM Hugh Herr in the Gunks
cfrac Offline

Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 462
Who Says I Can't Hugh Herr (long version)

Great story with some Gunks climbing too and a bit of local guide Doug Ferguson.

#67376 - 02/07/13 03:55 AM Re: Hugh Herr in the Gunks [Re: cfrac]
Rickster Online   content
old hand

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 853
Loc: Orange Cty, NY
Always inspiring. Even more so for the host to be out climbing High E for his first climb....... and with only one leg, no prosthesis on the missing leg! Oh yeh!

#67382 - 02/08/13 03:04 PM Re: Hugh Herr in the Gunks [Re: Rickster]
SethG Offline
old hand

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 714
Loc: NYC
Thanks for that, I really enjoyed it. It really is something to watch a novice climbing on only one leg. Must be really hard on the arms, I am impressed he made it to the GT Ledge.

Even though I already knew the whole Hugh Herr story it was moving to watch.

There is an adaptive climbing group that comes regularly to Brooklyn Boulders. I always imagine that Herr has played a large role in making what they do possible. He must take great satisfaction from the obvious joy he gives to so many.

I do think that Herr should have yelled out "LEG!!!!!!!" when his prosthetic leg fell off.

Edited by SethG (02/08/13 03:05 PM)
It's true, I have a blog.

#67386 - 02/08/13 07:03 PM Re: Hugh Herr in the Gunks [Re: SethG]
retroscree Offline

Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 397

#67389 - 02/09/13 02:55 PM Re: Hugh Herr in the Gunks [Re: retroscree]
tallgirlnyc Offline

Registered: 05/12/08
Posts: 194
Loc: Cold Spring NY
Hugh Herr is amazing! Wow, I am so moved and impressed.

#67528 - 02/27/13 04:42 PM Re: Hugh Herr in the Gunks [Re: tallgirlnyc]
GOclimb Offline

Registered: 03/26/01
Posts: 2362
Loc: Boston
Really enjoyed that video. Hugh Herr has always been inspirational, and it's nice to see more of him.


#67581 - 03/03/13 12:39 PM Re: Hugh Herr in the Gunks [Re: GOclimb]
worthrussell Offline

Registered: 04/11/10
Posts: 90
Loc: NY, Brooklyn
Awesome video

#67600 - 03/04/13 11:06 PM Re: Hugh Herr in the Gunks [Re: worthrussell]
jakedatc Offline

Registered: 10/18/06
Posts: 241
His wife and kids are doing a thru-hike in Spain to raise money for a couple of charities too.

Both girls have done the NH48 4000 footers before age 6 and the oldest has done the Winter NH48 including a pretty inspirational ascent of Mt Washington with Hugh on his first trip back since his accident (can read the TR on the main blog under winter 48).


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