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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2014 - 02:11pm PT
Amazing stuff gentlemen. I quite enjoyed Andy and Dru's throwback pics.

Ibex looks rad! Thanks for those photos Bruce and Dru!
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Apr 26, 2014 - 04:03pm PT
oh MY lordy, those there are some purdyy peeks. ya hear.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 26, 2014 - 04:10pm PT
Wow Bruce. You have been holding out :-)
MH2

climber
Apr 26, 2014 - 04:25pm PT
Yes. That place looks way better than Waddington.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Apr 26, 2014 - 06:09pm PT
Glenn, yes she was lucky indeed. 7,500m is pretty high, and lots higher than anything on my cv.

Getting $$$ to visit the Wadd area is definitely a good gig. You will recall that Arnie Shives, Bruce McKnight and I were once paid to spend a few weeks [and make a few FAs] on the Franklin Glacier. Have fun!
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Apr 26, 2014 - 08:29pm PT
Hamish, that was a good gig that you, Arnold, and Bruce had! 1964.
Glenn
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Apr 26, 2014 - 10:06pm PT
Getting $$$ to visit the Wadd area is definitely a good gig. You will recall that Arnie Shives, Bruce McKnight and I were once paid to spend a few weeks [and make a few FAs] on the Franklin Glacier. Have fun!

I don't know if the Squamish thread is the place to mention it, but I once got paid to spend a few weeks on Baffin Island. It was Hell! We were _required_ to ski certain routes. Required! Still, we did have time to sneak in a fairly cool climb...
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Apr 26, 2014 - 10:08pm PT
I remember the Anderson River peaks being compared to the Bugs 30 years ago :-)

Guffaw.


Whuts the access like these days ? I got my 1975 Vega a long way up those roads back then....
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Apr 26, 2014 - 10:33pm PT
There's probably orange Vega paint on many roadside boulders, Tami.

Hatten and I tried a line on the amorphous wall of Le Cornes/ Ibex and had some fun involving a 5.8 offwidth on a slab to grassy traversing, interspersed with face climbing reminiscent of Middle Cathedral Rock...

Nothing ever came of a great trip with Peder, Craig and Daryl, other than them, all getting comfortable at the other side of the log across the river, and enjoying the show, while I tried my best not to fall in with a pack on !

I have a picture somewhere of Daryl's sunburned face matching his red down jacket while napping. Pretty funny, because of his sensitivity afterwards about lobsters as a point of conversation...


Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Apr 26, 2014 - 11:44pm PT
The glaciers in the Anderson River are certainly nothing like the glaciers in the Bugs. For one thing, there aren't any glaciers in the Anderson River Range. Unless somebody brings some ice in in their cooler.

There is this cool quarry though.
This is where they got the stuff to make your countertop.
This is where they got the stuff to make your countertop.
Credit: Oplopanax

brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Apr 29, 2014 - 12:43am PT
I'm stuck in kelowna chasing dollar bills and found some rock to climb! yippee!

some photos and a bit of a story for all you folks home on the coast.

Click here for 3 minutes of somewhat entertaining moving pictures!

Best watched in HD.. sorry for those running dial-up
MH2

climber
Apr 29, 2014 - 12:55am PT
Your stuff is super good, brownie. Was that a cast of one? Liked it very much.
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Apr 29, 2014 - 12:59am PT
thanks MH, yea my casting agent is out of country and I haven't found much for spotters out here. A bit of string and a twig holds the shutter button down quite well, though..
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 29, 2014 - 11:02am PT
Credit: RyanD

Well it was a group effort, but we still couldn't quite get the rope up there.



Cool vid Kieran.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Apr 29, 2014 - 11:11am PT
Kelowna = the Boulderfields = Natural Gas, great trad route.
MH2

climber
Apr 29, 2014 - 11:14am PT
Looks like the tracks are clear, though, Ryan.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Apr 29, 2014 - 12:07pm PT
Derailed in Hicksville?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 29, 2014 - 12:15pm PT
I think the last train was also the first train.

Edit- free neutrino for anyone who's game, don't cheat & rap in to get it!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2014 - 04:11pm PT
Dave- Being required to ski sounds rough! Lol

Jim- Thanks for that tale about the Lobster Hatten! Now if you had a picture to go with it, that would be priceless! Am i going to have to steal your slides and hire an aussie to scan them, so that we can finally see some of your images?? Lol

Drew- That quarry is crazy! Quite a few countertops there...

Kieran- Killer solo production bro! Jack of all trades indeed!

Ryan- Last Train To Hicksville! Sweet! Perry will be happy to see that all sparkly!
I wouldn't have left my biner though.. That would have been worth a lap on caboose for sure!
MH2

climber
Apr 29, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
Big Mike - Your physical, mental, and whatever-else-there-is recovery truly inspires me. Thanks for getting back to this thread. After the life-changer that got you, it reassures me that there IS something special about climbing and the people who do it.

Or it could be collective insanity.
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