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  First ascent of Broad Peak!
by Kalikiano Kalei
Thursday, June 09, 2011
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Every once in a while I give vent to some silly bit of doggerel that has germinated deep inside my wizened little frontal lobe, while out on the granite faces I so admire in the Yosemite area. This one originated back in the early 70s, doubtless long before I actually got married (in the late 80s), and is a good example of what repetitive baking of one's brains on El Cap in 100+ heat can do to distort your sense of appropriate good taste!




 

FIRST ASCENT OF BROAD PEAK!





Of the peaks I have climbed in my life,

The most wondrous belong to my wife.

The traverse down below is languid and slow

But the hand-holds are wide-spread and rife!

 

 

 

 




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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/9/2011
Your "limericks" use a unique style, Kalikiano. I appreciate your wit and humor. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/9/2011
Isn't it fun to just let your mind "scatter" every now and then? That picture doesn't depict what I imagined "Broad Peak" would be...giggle....thanks for the smiles..

Anna
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