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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
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 9, 2013 - 02:24am PT
I've never stooped to being a guide


no I suppose not. But you are a fukin Lawyer right?
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.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 9, 2013 - 02:46am PT
WOW,

I got my leg pulled today by a nice and effective fizio dude named Colin. We should have one of those electric muscle twitchers at the next beer drinking contest. Who can turn the knob to 11 first wins !
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Jan 9, 2013 - 02:04pm PT
I've never stooped to being a guide, but am a certified climbing instructor.

So When do you plan on becoming a real climber ? You are running out of time Anders
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jan 9, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
I've never stooped to being a guide,
I resemble that remark.

PB, ACMG Alpine Guide
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 9, 2013 - 04:21pm PT
He never stooped to being a guide c'os it would have been an ASCENT UP from BEING A LAWYER.


Snicker, guffaw, chortle hee hee hee.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 9, 2013 - 04:21pm PT
Those who live in glass houses...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
Should have bullet proof glass? ;)
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Jan 9, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Been following this thread for a while now. Hot D#mn I have got to get to The Chief!

But I digress.

The reason I'm posting is to say "thanks" to all the participants on this thread.

Thanks for remaining civil, with no bickering or flexing what I call "keyboard muscles".

It's nice to see at least one thread that's staying true to what it's all about=CLIMBING!

bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
My DAUGHTER did Trek :-D.

Yes I saw Mr Treks video... And I thought BC QUEST was liberal

Hope you are still keeping her locked up in the house after dark?

I am available for baby sitting services if you want to get away for a while....
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:34pm PT
Holy cow - did you guys see that glowing compliment from evil? Wow . thanks. Welcome to the mosh pit and please come on over - you'll love it.

Mike did you ski today? I hear it was a bit thick. They got 75 cms over night in the coquihalla!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2013 - 09:41pm PT
Wow Evel, thanks. We have our disagreements on occasion, but compared to the rest of st we're pretty civil ;)

Bruce ya I got up this morning. It was heavy. Not like the nice light stuff we've had all year! Still pretty good, typical whistler snow not too wet. Pretty busy, I think half the city took the day off!!!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
Headed to the koots in the morning would like some blotter pm me with any leads
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 9, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
have a good trip luke. Get a hold of a guy named "Hamie".

I've heard he is the Owsley of the Koots


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