Okay, everyone stop it already

October 11, 2002 at 4:48 pm (Climbing)

Goran Kropp died a few days ago. For those not familiar with him, Kropp was a Swedish fellow who, back in 1995, packed all his stuff on his bicycle and biked all the way to Nepal. Once he got there, he hiked to the base of Mont Everest, solo climbed the thing without oxygen and without resupplying, came down, jumped on his bike and peddled back home.
He had recently taken up sailing, with the intention of solo-sailing from Sweden to Antartica. He was about to kayak around the entire coast of the United States, carrying the kayak across the southern and northern borders. He lived large.

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