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Author Topic: Ronald Naar - Rest in Peace  (Read 8458 times)


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Ronald Naar - Rest in Peace
« on: May 23 2011, 23:36 »

Ronald Naar, the most accomplished Dutch mountaineer, died on Cho Oyu. :(

ďAnd in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. Itís the life in your years.Ē Ė Abraham Lincoln

He certainly had a very successful life when measured along that quote!
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Re: Ronald Naar - Rest in Peace
« Reply #1 on: May 23 2011, 23:52 »

Yep, I was just preparing a large update to the statistics when I got the news.

Ronald was the first Dutch climber to have climbed the 7 summits (there are 5 since last week) as well as K@ and Narga Parbat. I only met him a few times, but he is the icon of Dutch Mountaineering.

He had done many great ascents and was a very good photographer and inspirational speaker. His strong character was both loved and hated by friends and enemies.
Strength to his family.
"He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary." -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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