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Texas attorney, accomplished mountaineer identified as one of four who fell on Mount Rainier

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on June 22, 2012 at 10:08 am with 1 Comment »
June 22, 2012 10:08 am

Stuart Smith, a Waco attorney, has been identified as one of the four climbers who were rescued on Mount Rainier Thursday. A representative of the law firm Naman, Howell,Smith & Lee confirmed the identity of the man to the Waco Tribune-Herald. The newspaper reports:

“In 2005, Smith made it into record books as the only American to complete a series of feats known as the Adventure Grand Slam. Smith climbed the highest mountains on each of the seven continents and went to both the North and South Poles. Only six other people in the world were believed to have pulled it off at the time. Smith is a well-known adventurer. He first grabbed attention in May 2002, when he reached the summit of Mount Everest. Before that, Smith scaled Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, in August 1987. He went on to climb the rest of the Seven Summits, ending with Vinson Massif in Antarctica in December 2003.”

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  1. I am so happy for Stuart! It is so cool that he’s traveled to so many places and can achieve such greatness! Wow! I bet he’s especially proud that his accomplishments resulted in the loss of someone’s life – directly attributable to his adrenaline rush-seeking. Fan-freakin-tastic!

    These people get to go risk other people’s lives and tap out already strained budgets when they screw up, leaving everyone else to bail them out.

    It is time to make these people pay for insurance to cover the cost of rescues should they need it. Otherwise, leave them right where they fall.

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