Re: Sharma

longa
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#5615 |

I suppose I’m showing my age as usual. I’ve seen hundreds of climbing stars shooting across the firmament. They have fleeting and insecure careers. Some die, most fade but while they shine they’re billed as the greatest thing ever to touch rock. I once heard a talk by Ken Wilson in which he described the way that he would build people up in his magazine while they were performing well and drop them as soon as they stopped, the classic exploitative story arc. It was this raw capitalism combined with his extreme left-wing politics that made Wilson such a “fascinating” character. It’s a pity he now has alzheimers.

But anyway, Sharma’s obviously just another very good climber who’ll take on any old crap to support his climbing while the going’s good. It used to be building sites, or the bins. Or instructing.