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Delgado wanted to tell his children Tomas and Sofia what he had learnt through 40 climbing expeditions - a story friendship, perseverance, goals achieved through team work and, most of all, the search of the most amazing landscapes you could ever imagine." Compiled images of Jose and the book's cover (click to enlarge).
He aimed for excellence in everything he did. Trying was not enough for him things were meant to be done, and done well. Jose Antonio 'Indian' Delgado was a man of dreams and achievements, his widow Frida said. All images courtesy of Jose's blog (click to enlarge).

Jose A. Delgados legacy in children's book: Seek excellence and the most amazing landscapes

Posted: Oct 03, 2006 02:22 pm EDT

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(K2Climb.net) Venezuelan climber Jose A. Delgado perished on Nanga Parbat this summer, leaving undone a dream he had been nourishing since he summited Everest, back in 2001. Delgado wanted to tell his children Tomas and Sofia what he had learnt through his 40 climbing expeditions - spanning from his homeland's Andean peaks to the highest mountain on Earth. Nanga summit - Jose's last amazing landscapeIn 2002 he started writing a childrens book. In the voices of four fantasy characters, Jose told a story of friendship,...

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