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Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
SoS request to all squamtonians! I repeat, SoS request! Thanks to intensityof snow and feeblness of van, I have found myself trapped in squamish forn the night. Specifically, the corner of the brewpub bar... will anyone come rescue a list soul? Or at least nbe a drinking buddy....
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
Relic the best part is at the start when she falls and the guy in the heli is laughing his bag off the whole time :)
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:24pm PT
Working on Cliffhanger was the adventure of a lifetime.
Business class travel to a swanky hotel in Cortina for three months, Huey 205s and telepheriques to the office with Bubba, Kauk, Bridwell, Gullich and the gang, epic drilling and trundling, giant envelopes full of per diem every Thursday and pay checks in greenbacks from an offshore bank!
And the coffee and grub was pretty good too!
The movie sucks big time.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
I'll come for pint after I finish these tacos
Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Sweet. I've got those big cams in the van somewhere.... ythat 5 saved my ass in the fishers big time. You can't miss me, I'm the one with the crutches... :-/
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Why the crutches Paul ? I got to cast mine recently.

WOO HOO !
Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
Took a nasty dive down a gully un red rocks a couple days ago while scouting the approach to a wall there.Cartwheeled about 6m down a gnarly gully. Feel pretty lucy that I got away with only a badly sprained ankle. Unfortunately I've now got something that resembles a large purple melon at the end of my leg..... slightxly curtails wall plans in the near future
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:49pm PT
Glad you are relatively OK. Injuries SUCK and I hope you get better fast !
Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:51pm PT
Cheers Jim, means a lot coming from a fellow Brennan :-)
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
Unfortunately I've now got something that resembles a large purple melon at the end of my leg..... slightxly curtails wall plans in the near future

Huh? What kind of wuss are you? How many legs to you need for aid climbing? I thought you Irish guys were real.

Edit: Maybe it's a Brennan thing. Your namesake once bailed off a wall cuz he'd hurt his hands... Totally light.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
That sounds like an amazing gig Perry. Love to hear the stories behind that one.

Shitty Paul! I think last time we saw you was with Tom Evans right after you got off Mescalito. You were dying for burgers and beer. Haha.
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
Hamie if you want to sleep with hot young debutantes in upscale Vancouver, you should have been teaching high school in the seventies.

Us students had our fun as well

Good times as I recall.

Jim don't be so bitter....
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 9, 2013 - 12:47am PT
Who's bitter, Bruce ?
It was an interesting time. Not without it's, it's .. Well, maybe there's a REASON or something, I don't remember... There was good music in the70's...





Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 9, 2013 - 01:14am PT
My DAUGHTER did Trek :-D.

No monkeybusiness with the teachers on sailboats then; the program was reelin' from buddy being raked across the coals in court. Don't remember his name even. Blown away in the wind.
gf

climber
Jan 9, 2013 - 01:26am PT
Lets get back to that gripping tale of adamant terror rather than pedantic tales of pederasts
Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Jan 9, 2013 - 01:41am PT
But Ghost, I did what any self respecting irishman would do when faced with great adversity...... I went to the pub!

And yes, I'm well aware that I'm a pussy. I worked out all the excuses I could use to get out of aid climbing without actually admitting to fear. My personal favourites are "the forecast is for rain", "i would go, but I promised id meet my friend somewhere far away from here", and the eternal favourite "I just couldn't find the right partner". I live in fear of the day when I might actually have to climb something......... it'd be so much easier to pretend to be a mountaineer, I could just say that everything is out of.condition all the time! Oh well....
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 9, 2013 - 01:53am PT
Luckily, it's almost always safe to comment "it looks like it may rain" when climbing at Squamish.

Contrary to someone's remark, I spent two summers in the bush in central and northern B.C., doing geological exploration. Including some wild places it would have otherwise have been hard to get to, some weeks of chainsaw work, and several hundred hours in helicopters. Which, combined with John Bryan's death in 1977, helps explain my aversion to those machines.

The first climb I did on my own at Squamish was when I was 15, but I'd started mountain hiking (Chief, Hollyburn, Diamond Head, Baker, Olympics, etc) with my parents when I was about seven, and with scouts when I was ten. My dad used to get us out/helping with the Province hikes, in the mid 1960s - he was with the Mountain Rescue Group. Once, probably 1966, I got to help put handlines at the steeper bits of the Chief trail, and indeed went up and down the Chief twice in a day.

I've never stooped to being a guide, but am a certified climbing instructor in Norway, and have had several summers entertainment utilizing it.

I'll refrain from adding any of the interminable stories that are so popular with the peanut gallery.

ps I hope that both the Brennan-gimps heal up soon.
gf

climber
Jan 9, 2013 - 02:08am PT
oh anders-you left a toy in the sandbox -its' out in left field
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 9, 2013 - 02:19am PT
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 9, 2013 - 02:25am PT
What were the questions again? Not that all stories necessarily need be told, by me or others.

Perhaps BK should read the clause immediately following that which he quotes, and ask whether it's possible his leg is being pulled.
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