John Roper, a true gentleman, always answers e-mails, even my dumb ones. I'd
pay a small fortune for all his trip reports gathered in one place. Yes,
they are THAT interesting and fun to read. A meticulous list maker. I'd
pay another small fortune for all his lists of peaks. He has a great
sense of humor and is forgiving of the dumb stuff I've done and said in the
past. No one else I know comes close to his peak bagging records. And
he knows the climbing history of all the peaks and how their names originated. A
good impromptu speaker, witness the tribute to Chris Weber at the latest 100
Highest Party. Anyone know of one who has a more extensive collection
of photos of the peaks? I don't. I wish all his knowledge could
be put into a book. An all round good guy.
Copyright 2004, John W. Roper.
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