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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
My memory of Larry was at some of Dean Hart's parties at Ontario/25th. Between the giants of Larry,Dean,Randy,Ed and Andrew Spat I felt like I was 5'3" You would of fit in well Mike.

Lol.. Sounds like fun. ;)

Nice work on the video Kieran! Thanks! Jim is right, your presentation is improving steadily!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 11, 2013 - 12:08am PT
Fred Herzog is a great eye and the times we live in now will never come again. Every moment that causes a reaction or emotion is something worth capturing by photo.

Here's 3 of my favorites from Herzog in Vancouver:

Credit: Fred Herzog

Credit: Fred Herzog

Credit: Fred Herzog


Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 11, 2013 - 12:15am PT
A friend of mine, perhaps hoping to retire early, is reluctantly offering this rare and valuable piece of Canadiana for sale. Something to own and treasure for a while, and then sell later to feather your own retirement nest.

I'll offer a hundred bucks, fifty to your buddy and fifty to The Big Mike Fund" . Let the bidding begin with the same challenge!

Andres will you sign it and increase the value?

Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 11, 2013 - 12:26am PT
Jim.

Great post of the White Lunch! Is anyone else old enough to rember that place and the, super modern sandwich vending machines. Little glass revolving boxes with you choice of classic meals.

My favorite memory, sliced turkey, stuffing and gravy on white wonder bread with gravy. Umm Umm Umm, it didn't get much better for a five year old.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:07am PT
Killer video Kieran & awesome day. I don't even remember you filming except at the summit. That's how u catch the vibe i guess. Classic stuff. Here's one from earlier that day.


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hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:47am PT
Rolf
That's an amazing offer. Sadly Anders does not live here anymore, and he did not leave a forwarding address.

I am sure that MH would be very happy to sign it. You can have it for $50- if you are serious. $25- to the seller, and $25- to Big Mike. $100- is way too generous.
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:59am PT
I'm sure the Mighty Hiker will make a reappearence for a good cause. Big Larry's copy just ads value to the price.

And speaking of Big Larrys does anyone have any Larry Kemp signed memorabilia from Index to throw into the pot.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2013 - 02:10am PT
Anders does lurk here often. I will ask him personally if you would like rolf. I have the power. Thank you for the offer!
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Apr 11, 2013 - 02:26am PT
So what is the best / most up to date guide book for Squamish?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2013 - 03:12am PT
Funny you should ask Labrat. The situation in Squamish is shockingly similar to Yosemite in that the only guidebook that is actually still in print is Squamish Select.

http://www.quickdrawpublications.com/Squamish%20Select.html

It is an excelent book, and covers a lot of the climbing in Squamish, but as it is a select, it doesn't have all the routes.

The most recent full guidebook "A climber's guide to squamish" by kevin mclane has been out of print for awhile now but you may be able to find a copy on ebay. Rumor has it, he is working on a new one, but who knows when that will actually make it to print.

Care to comment Kevin? I've seen you post here before. Not on this thread tho..

For new stuff, www.squamishclimbing.com is an excellent resource.

Good luck and let us know if you come up this way labrat!
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Apr 11, 2013 - 03:44am PT
RyanD, that was not Cortez in the vid. He don't look or climb like that.
perswig

climber
Apr 11, 2013 - 08:42am PT
Brownie, those videos are very good.
Thanks for continuing to share.

Dale
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2013 - 11:39am PT
Bump for Kieran
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Apr 11, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
My memory of Larry was at some of Dean Hart's parties at Ontario/25th. Between the giants of Larry,Dean,Randy,Ed and Andrew Spat I felt like I was 5'3" You would of fit in well Mike.


Felt like 5'3" ? THAT'S TALL DUDE !!! I 've never cracked 5'2" and always knew what the undersides of those guys chins looked like.

By the way, Ed Spat's climbing shoes fit overtop of mine. Double boots!!!!

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2013 - 11:27am PT
So does rolf take the classic Anders guide? I will be happy to contact anders. Maybe you could both stop by the hospital when you get it? Lemme know.
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 12, 2013 - 11:44am PT
I'm working on the transaction with Hamie, Coming down to Van this weekend. I've got my old email active again. Send me your location.

Off for another day of obsessive compulsive, moss scrubbing to create a few more obscure routes in Skaha.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2013 - 11:55am PT
I'm in whistler this weekend... Hmm.. Send me an email, i can forward it to anders for you..

So jealous! I wanna go to skaha!! ;)
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Apr 12, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
Thanks for the book info and being friendly Big Mike! If I make it up I'll let you and Anders know.
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Apr 13, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
Attention: Esteemed Friends From the Far North (hey Hosers!)

There is a thead here:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2114171/Comments-Needed-by-4-18-on-the-Future-of-the-Valley-and-C4

requesting that comments be sent from climbers to the Park Service regarding the Merced River Plan. These comments are important to the future of Yosemite National Park.

I know you cherish the Park as much as any of us south of the border and you donít need to be a citizen to comment.

It would be terrible blow to US pride if more Canadians submitted comments than natives.

Sorry for the interruption. Carry on.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2013 - 01:39am PT
You're welcome Labrat!


Yes. We should submit comments. I tried to read the park plan the other day, but got lost in all the links.

I'll try again.
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