There's Hope for the Climbing Community

Posted on: March 12, 2008

I saw the post alerting people about poor, okay extremely dangerous, instructional videos on YouTube and I found a post on from a guy who actually called up the creator of the videos to figure out why a supposed guide was posting such horribly inaccurate material. The guy admitted that he had no formal training and has petitioned Expert Village to remove most of the videos from YouTube. Thanks to avitripp for actually contacting the guy and remedying the situation instead of just sitting back and laughing and cringing like everyone else did. Way to be proactive and supportive of the climbing community.

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p.s. if I am hope for the climbing community, then it's doomed! Seriously! : )

2008-06-02 14:55:26

There were dozens of people who wrote in about his videos. I was only one of them, and I was probably not the first. Credit goes the team on this. It was the cumulative effort of all the climbers writing in is what had an effect.

2008-06-02 14:52:58

If this guy doesn't give you hope, I don't know what will! His story is absolutely inspiring to me!

2008-06-02 13:08:52

It is good that he got ahold of him, but the reality is that many of us wrote emails once the creator's information was posted. I think the guy got a literal deluge of critical emails.

2008-03-13 20:28:56
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