on a side note, anyone else find this a bit humorous:
>My generation never climbed to make a name for themselves....
>.... All the climbers of my day who didnīt establish new climbs are for the most part forgotten.
hmmm.... wonder why we're concerned about being forgotten since we climbed in such a Zen state. Makes me wonder where all those articles and pics came from since the FAs had no interest in self promotion....
Alex claimed that "the whole timing thing is not a strong point for me...I stopped to look at two amazing birds on the way down from Half Dome. I'd hate to have to hurry." Still, he admits that he "was hoping to break the speed record on [Half Dome], which is 1:50 or something."
From the Alpinist article. I just think that is such a great quote.
Such craziness is beyond my imagination. Thanks for helping me stretch my powers of visualization Alex, but please: this is some sick hard scary stuff, listen to your gut and pull the plug anytime you think you need too. Don't be doing this sh#t for us, cause we're, collectively and totally, not worth it.