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Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 8, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
IIRC, there were two David Harrises. Just as David Nicol, a Vancouver born and bred climber, is sometimes confused with an English climber named David Nichol.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
I thought so.. It seemed a little odd..
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Jan 8, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Those KM guide books are inaccurate, my name is often misspelled as Les MacDonald or sometimes very erroneously spelled as "Robin Barley"
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 8, 2013 - 05:34pm PT
Hey Ghost, KM says you were part of the FA of Merci me with big jim s, any tales from that one?

When I first got to Squamish, I found that some guy there had been using my name. So I had him killed, which solved the problem.

It also had the side benefit of making everyone who started climbing after that think that I'd done his ascents.

The interesting thing about this particular bit of history is that he stopped climbing just before I started, so there was never a time during which there were two climbers there with that name. Which is probably why a lot of people think there was only one.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
Hahahaha... That's some mis-spelling! ;) I've been burned by Kevin before... That's why I always start with "km says" when I ask about historical references from his book.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
Thanks Dave, we cross posted. So that's how you racked up all those early ascents! ;)
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 8, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
I never logged and I never tree planted and I never heli ski guided

Then I guess we have no real choice but to kick you out of the club, do we?
gf

climber
Jan 8, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
Hamish I guess you learned how to pass a knot early in your career? ;)
Umm, actually no -somewhere there exists a shot of hamish attempting to rap the overhang at the mighty flemming beach in victoria -the ropes didn't reach and if memory serves big ed seedhouse came to the rescue
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 8, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
Probably BK never even attended, or instructed, at the FMCBC mountaineering course. Looser! The sine qua non for Vancouver climbers of a certain vintage.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 8, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
Big Ed Seedhouse!!!! Seedly ED with the hilarious shoes !!!

Anders wrote "Looser". Snicker wheee guffaw ho ho hee hee hee.......
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 8, 2013 - 06:16pm PT
Hey, it's spelt "phatthead", not "fathead".
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jan 8, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
No Bruce, the FMBC has been relegated to less auspicious digs.
The most public facing and high profile aspect of the organization morphed from a subsidized outdoor education facility for public benefit into a privatized guiding company now known as Canada West Mountain School.
Hardly makes for a level playing field.
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Bruce get it right . Joe Turley gave me the best nickname, after seeing my bloody hands from a battle with a Squamish crack. "Ruff Lieback"
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jan 8, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
Hey, I thought I came up with that!
I think Joe stole it.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 8, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
Spoken by the Japanese, it would be pronounced: "Rolf Ryback".
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 8, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
I know bmacd started his outdoor career pretty early. I don't know if he started there but like Jim Brennan, Elspeth Hayter and Jim Haberl they were all lucky enough to attend the TREK program at Prince of Wales highschool.
At my highschool in Hamilton Ontario I was not even allowed to join the outdoor club because they thought I was a trouble maker. I thought outdoor clubs were for helping challenged teenagers not excluding them. I still remember that teachers name, what an assh---. I was not a troublemaker as such I just skipped alot of school because I couldn't sit indoors at a desk all day.
Bruce?Jim? more info.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 8, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
It was called BC Quest and I challenge anyone to think they were coddled while competing for girls in your 10th grade class with the TEACHERS !
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
Was the TREK programme the one where the students sunbathed nude on the teacher's sailboat etc. etc?

Hamish's rapping problem at Fleming Beach clearly happened before MH's 5 part, suspense filled description of how he passed the knot on Mt. Austerity in the Adamants. I could hardly sleep awaiting the next gripping episode. A classic ST tale of terror and desperation, and a must read for all aspiring climbers.

Just yankin' yer chain MH.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:06pm PT
That's funny Perry. I'm watching Cliffhanger on TV right now. So classic! Love the real climbing action in it!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
No Hamie, TREK was the much sanitized replacement for previous academic acheivement gained on the gunnel's
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