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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
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...





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