First After First After First: Climber, Skier, Adventurer Ned Gillette

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First After First After First: Climber, Skier, Adventurer Ned Gillette

Early in the morning on August 5, 1998, Ned Gillette was shot to death in his tent in the Karakoram.He was 53. At the very least Ned Gillette was robbed of the chance to die in sport. Edward “Ned” Gillette in some ways followed a classic adventurers’ path – rebellion. The norm wouldn’t be the hairball; people who wanted sponsor dollars would be like Ned Gillette. If adventuring is about anything, that’s what it’s about.”Photos: Galen Rowell (top), Ned Gillette

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