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An amazing interview with Pat Ament

Submitted by bryceman on 2007-07-09

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by bryce wilson

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Pat Ament and family.
Dec 2006

Climbing Magazine has done an amazing interview with Pat Ament. It is published in part in the actual magazine, this issue, but they were so impressed with what he said they have published the full interview at their online site ( The guy is so amazingly literate and insightful, believe me it's worth the read.

We may never know how far-reaching his influence has been, but I am hopeful that this forum on topo and this recent interview, will provide an immediate window to this unique individual. I know my life is better for having known Pat for approaching three decades. His teachings, insight, philosophies, and humor stay with me and have helped me on my own ascent through life.

After reading the interview, what touches you the most about Pat Ament?

What do you think about his life, his achievements and his 40+years of influence on the climbing community?


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