Remembering Ed Webster

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Post by Ebenton »

I didn't know Mr Webster, I came across this article somewhere online a week or so ago. Mr Webster was born in Massachusetts, attended Colorado College, lived in Colorado Springs.
Webster, along with Steven Venables, Paul Teare, and Robert Anderson , put up Kangshng Face on the east side of Mt Everest. A link here ... hung-face/

Mr Webster passed way at his home In Maine, November 22 2022.
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Sorry to hear od Ed's passing. Sometime in the early 1990's, Ed was working at the Westminster Recreation Center as their climbing wall supervisor and I met him and talked to him regularly. A really nice and humble person. RIP
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in the late 1980ies, about a year after i joined the CMC, i had the pleasure of seeing mr. Webster give a slide show at an REI by Denver.
it had a lot of his rock climbing efforts and was wonderful. Rip mr. Webster.
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Post by laswa-guide »

Thanks for sharing.

I was privileged to attend a talk that Ed did for the CMC High Altitude Mountaineering School (HAMS) about his solo day on Changtse while on one of his 3 Everest trips. Then he was on a winter trip on Square Top. Nice, humble person who shared his knowledge with others.

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Post by SchralpTheGnar »

Was he related to Daniel Webster?
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I saw a talk he gave about 20 years ago. His book on the Everest years is excellent. The Colorado Springs paper had a front-page story about him last week, with interviews of friends from his days at Colorado College. ... e1a73.html
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Post by docjohn »

I'm sorry to hear of Eds' death. He and I connected during our 1985 Everest West Ridge Expedition; I was the medical officer and he of course contributed mightily to the technical climbing from base camp to the Lho La.
RIP Ed...
...let me remind you of the pilgrim who asked for an audience with the Dalai Lama.
He was told he must first spend five years in contemplation. After the five years, he was ushered into the Dalai Lama's presence, who said, 'Well, my son, what do you wish to know?' So the pilgrim said, 'I wish to know the meaning of life, father.'
And the Dalai Lama smiled and said, 'Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?'

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