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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 11:00am PT
Classic tales guys!! I love that you guys grew up on the island too! I'm a Campbell River transplant! ;)


Hamish I guess you learned how to pass a knot early in your career? ;)
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:12am PT
ouch . Nothing worse than passing a knot, especially as a wee one.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:14am PT
I've always said the best way to avoid passing a knot is to just not eat one in the first place.

I've always said that.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:28am PT
I bet Hamish always said that too.

After he finally caught on to the link anyway.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Damn Bruce, we need to get you the official court jesters hat! ;) only 189 more quips till rolfr's 5000 speech! ;)
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:40am PT
Its all remarkably low hanging fruit.

I look up, I see, I reach up and pluck.















































or maybe its just the acid
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 11:53am PT
You're on a acid regimen? That does explain a few things ;)
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 8, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
There's a few more start up stories from other regulars that I'd love to hear still.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jan 8, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
If you got some for sale ill take a bakers dozen
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
I did mine awhile back no? Maybe I'll go dig it up...
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Jan 8, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
I was 6 years old and in prison on extortion, terrorism and conspiracy convictions, climbed the fence out of Aggasiz maximum security and never looked back

So up yours you lightweight sons of bitches !
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
oh come on Bruce. Thats so well known at this point. What else you got?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
What about your Origins bk? I realize after looking back that I've told mine in bits and
pieces so I will have to give it a proper treatment..
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 8, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
When I started climbing at Squamish, p'terodactyls still nested on the Chief.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
ok here is some little bit of hollywood trivia. Much of the movie K2 was filmed around here which was good for our pocket books, but not that great for that years oscars.

This was one of the first of quite a slew of mountainous films shot that more than a few locals milked to good effect. I nominate Perry to mine that treasure heap.


Michael Bien and Matt Craven, K2 lead actors on top of Niobe in the Ta...
Michael Bien and Matt Craven, K2 lead actors on top of Niobe in the Tantalus range with thier stout mountain guide Scott Flavelle
Credit: Bruce Kay
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jan 8, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
bk,

I'd have to dig into the archive of less than 100 photos taken pre 2000 and do some scanning.
K2 was my first film job.
Got the call after another day running grapple yarder for Elaho Sept 9/90.
I asked the PM when they wanted me to start.
"Next day 06:00, having had" he replied.
"Can I call you back in a few minutes?"
Thought about it for ten minutes and thought "Fuk it, logging sucks,time to change it up".
Called the PM back and said yes.
Went back to the shop and told the Super and Siderod to find a new grapple operator.
"Why" they asked?
"I quit" I replied.

K2 was a huge adventure followed by Medicine Man and Cliffhanger.
Can't believe how quickly two decades goes by when you measure time in features and careers.

Here's the gang on top of Bute Mountain wrapping up after GI Joe 2.
Working with my friends on one of the best jobs I've ever had.

Left to right back row
Paul McSorley, Jason Kruk, John Willcox, Dave Edgar, Jia Condon, Scott Flavelle
Front row
Chris Atkinson, Val Fraser, PB, Paul Berntsen

Credit: Chief


brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Jan 8, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
those things are still up there anders; i heard them screeching with delight as they conjured up evil plans during the first night of zorro's. As the wind whipped our ledge and rippled the fly it swirled a frenzy of ancient sounds, a collective of voices swept from the cliff's face and swooshed through every available weakness of our nylon fortress. All I could translate (with skills acquired during my brief undertaking as a p'tero-translator) were "bear" and "breakfast"; before, with a jolt, the ledge tilted and torqued, nearly tossing The Kid into the darkness. After the crisis was averted and as the chinese bolts creaked and our ledge strained under the weight of our three bear bottoms I happened to find my mind wandering to a summer day in the year 2010. Gripped, soaked with swet and slipping from my purchase on the rock face I had found myself on, the soft soles of my Vans were melting off of the foot holds. I stared at the ductape wrapped around the shoes and cursed it, avoiding having to curse myself for thinking it would work. Terror was all I felt as I shuffled my hands; watching them slap the rock, wondering why I could not feel my fingers. The old Vans went first and then my useless grip on the rock failed and I froze as the rope became taught, my weight caught up in the ancient webbing that made up the harness I was borrowing from my friends dad. Relief flushed my body as I relaxed in the harness, but was soon followed by aching forearms and my pleas to be lowered. Down I went, ignorant to how soon or how strong the urge to return to that hair raising place would be..
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
Went back to the shop and told the Super and Siderod to find a new grapple operator.
"Why" they asked?
"I quit" I replied.


Ha! Perry I distinctly remember you telling me how before all that you had told your work mates out in the woods that you wouldn't be a logger forever, to which they replied by splitting themselves laughing and saying " Get a grip Beckham! You're going to be here til the day you die!"

or words to that effect. Jokes on them. I bet I know where they are right now.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 8, 2013 - 04:18pm PT
I bet I know where they are right now.

In rehab today and in court tomorrow bailing their kid out of the pokey.



I remember the locals being naaaaaaaaaaaaasty back in the day. Glad Perry got outta loggin' although hands up those here who DIDNT do a stint in a loggin' camp in the '80's. Prolly only Anders c'os he was smarter then the rest of us & stayed in skool.
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