The Angry Corrie 4: Nov-Dec 1991

Mountaineering Melodies No. 2: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

'I have climbed the highest mountain
I have run through the fields only to be with you....'

Bono Vox, U2: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (1987)

A check in Walt Unsworth's book and a word with John Hunt confirm that the summit of Everest has not in fact felt the tread of the knee-length motorbike boots of the long-haired one. Messner and Habeler likewise deny that he was with them on their oxygen-free ascent, and it seems unlikely that one so trendy would submit to breathing apparatus. There is, however, every reason to believe he has achieved the second line - although said motorcycle boots are not usually covered in shite, so he probably doesn't make a habit of it.

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