RIP Jill Kinmont Boothe

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Kelleys6th, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Kelleys6th

    Kelleys6th Active Member

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  2. Moto Guzzi

    Moto Guzzi Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting this. I have a copy of "A Long Way Up". Jill was a remarkable woman who accomplished so much despite the severity of her injury.
  3. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Truly a remarkable woman.
  4. DarrellH

    DarrellH New Member

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    I cried so hard, watching The Other Side Of The Mountain.

    Amazing woman.
  5. Allisanna

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    So did I.
  6. Icetalavista

    Icetalavista New Member

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    During a bout of unemployment years ago I read TOSOTM to help prevent a pity party. I was struck by the restraint in the book - she never revealed self-pity herself. I wondered at the time if this reflected her actual reaction, or a more-restrained appoach to memoir than our current let-it-all-hang-out emotionality in memoirs, or the approach of her co-author.

    She did so much with her life.

    I was also impressed by the bracing reaction of her fellow skier Andrea Mead Lawrence, who flatly asked her "what's wrong with you?!" when Jill wasn't doing her best to begin doing things for herself.

    An inspiring book & life.
  7. Grannyfan

    Grannyfan Active Member

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    In reading about her life these past couple of days, I was surprised to learn that apparently some schools in California refused to hire her as a teacher because of her condition. This was years ago, but it still surprised me.

    She really was an amazing woman.
  8. Alex Forrest

    Alex Forrest Banned Member

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    This scene always gets me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Atku-rl81Xw

    It is amazing that she lived as long as she did with her injury.
  9. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

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    What a killer movie on the image bet I have watched it 30 times...Jill Kinmont a live well spent.
  10. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing Window To The Sky (The Other Side of The Mountain's release name in Australia) back in the mid 70s when I went to the movies.

    Great film.