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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 17, 2012 - 06:06pm PT
I'm bigger than I look !

I'm not. :-)

Big Mike seems to be the tallest who ever threw a wingspan at Squish tho'. He towers over Randy, Dean, Perry & the Bros. Spat.

I could put Ed Spat's rock shoes on overtop of mine. Double boots. :-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2012 - 06:11pm PT
There has to be some mutant out there that's bigger than me. How about it? Anyone know of any 6'8 plus mutant climbers that frequent Squamish??
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Dec 17, 2012 - 06:48pm PT
Only the sasquatch, which used to live in the north gully, might have been marginally bigger.

So BM, widely acclaimed and internationally celebrated "Photographer of Super Topo", what is your opinion of the cover-shot on the new Bourdon select? Rotated or not?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 17, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
The North Walls troll is a rather large fellow, but quite shy.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 17, 2012 - 06:56pm PT
The North Walls troll


Bricks?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 17, 2012 - 07:05pm PT
Bricks was xlarge but in a simian manner. I don't think he was > 6'6"

Big Mike is! He's a fekkin' albatross.



ALBATROSS!!!!!!!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 17, 2012 - 07:11pm PT
Big Mike is! He's a fekkin' albatross.


Now tami, you must keep a lid on it. I am obviously more hip than you to social media.

Just think what his girl friend would say reading that?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2012 - 08:26pm PT
Bruce she thinks its fuking hilarious. ;) I find it quite amusing also.

Hamie! I had not yet had a chance to check out your query! I believe you are correct sir, it would be unnatural to shoot it as seen on the cover. The angle is what really makes the shot, It works from all angles! 90 degrees right seems to be the original angle. I'm gonna try that one next time I'm shooting a lead for sure!

As to the photographer of supertopo thing, sometimes I feel like a guppy in a pool full of sharks. There is a lot of talented people around here. I'm just glad you guys enjoy my efforts and hopefully I spark a few brain cells and we get another golden nugget or two in the process.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 17, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
Has everyone who ought to be invited to the soiree on Friday night in fact been notified? Perhaps Bruce could usefully work off some energy and do a roll call.
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:41pm PT
Paul, it'd be great to catch up. The wife and baby run off to Ontario in January, so I'll have a bash at mine. I'm thinking Friday 11th of Jan. You, Mike, Sandra, Luke, Ais, Relic, Nath, Kieran, RyanD, Chief and the rest of you who I've never met, Tami, Anders, GF, Hamish x2 etc are all welcome. More details later, until then, Perry's should be rad....
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
Wait a sec here. Where is Irish PB, that little hobbit. Lol, I want my cams back, I got some projects that require head sized pro :p

Thanks for the Son of Pan story Greg! Sounds like you're getting lots of skiing in too!

Big mike, as my rock climbing mentor you were supposed to teach me to play it cool in the company of royalty. D'oh.

In other news I started at Capilano University today, my mom is gonna be so proud of me.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2012 - 11:59pm PT
Too bad I never had a mentor! Oops. I feel like I have lots of them now though...

Party at fishboys!!!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:08am PT
WTF does "albatross" now mean??????????

Sh1t, yeah, I only "do" this forum and no other online crap ( FB, twits, pinterest, phuckwhuttelse ) . I don't need ANOTHER time-vampire.

I can't make the 11 Jan. Will be gainfully employed that eve.

Should be there on the 21st, wx willing and nobody dying of plague here.
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:40am PT
Wilderness, Luke?
Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Dec 18, 2012 - 01:51am PT
Sounds like a plan lads! Would be nice to put faces to some names from the interweb. Fear not Luke, I'll have your cams back to you the 4th or 5th. In bishop til then, trying to remember what this free climbing sh#t is about again...
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Dec 18, 2012 - 01:59am PT
Thanks to every one who Donated to the Habitat for Humanity fundraiser on behalf of my halfassed attempt at an improbable winter* solo ascent of the Grandwall. Despite a bogus attempt at my projected goal, I teamed up with Aislinn and Carmen Merkel and along with our avalanche poodle Yula we Summited** the first peak of the the Stawamus Chief at approx. 1:37 pm Saturday Dec. 15 2012.

We made it !
We made it !
Credit: thekidcormier

Summit shot!
Summit shot!
Credit: thekidcormier

To top it off we headed down to the fundraising marathon "grand finale" at the Hive and got bolder...

TKC and Wonderwoman
TKC and Wonderwoman
Credit: thekidcormier

Trying to hand place a R.U.R.P.
Trying to hand place a R.U.R.P.
Credit: thekidcormier






Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 02:12am PT
Nice work Luke! Sideway photo alert!
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 18, 2012 - 02:52am PT
Luke, yer a Freak!
See you Friday dude.
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Dec 18, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
Not all of those cams are Luke's.....
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Dec 18, 2012 - 10:47pm PT
In the Shadow of the Chief is on TV right now. Just watched Hamish solo the split pillar! There is some cool footage of guys climbing the Grand, including a guy falling off the Roman Chimneys crux pitch.

Who were the climbers in it? They look familiar. Not Ed and Jim, the new guys I mean.

Edit. it was Adam Diamond and Connie Amelunxen. I didn't recognize Adam with shorter hair.
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