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TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Feb 25, 2015 - 09:05pm PT
Hey KW - is that picture of the first pitch of Moving to Montana Commando Crack, as it is called in the guidebook? Or above Commando Crack?
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Feb 25, 2015 - 10:22pm PT
It's the pitch above Commando Crack. Most folks start up to the right near the base of the Java Jive slab. I sure wish there was some way to divert the water flow that seeps out of the bottom half of Commando Crack. It's wet for so long that it needs a scrub every season that it actually dries.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Feb 26, 2015 - 08:39am PT
Another thanks, Kris. An excellent choice for some work.
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Feb 26, 2015 - 09:08am PT
This thread makes me want to move to Squamish for a few lifetimes (then back to Yos for the long haul).
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2015 - 11:44am PT
Thanks Tad and Lebruce! I often wonder how many taco regulars lurk here.

Kris- MTM looks super fun. Thanks for all your hard work.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Feb 26, 2015 - 12:16pm PT
Not sure I'd consider myself a regular, but I lurk a lot. Great thread!!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 28, 2015 - 07:01pm PT
Learned today of the recent death of Dr. Paul Malon, mountain photographer and aficionado. A mutual friend told me today at work; apparently Paul had a very aggressive cancer.

Paul was an amazing character. Born paraplegic, he became interested in mountain photography & decided he needed to get himself into the hills to capture those shots he so desired. His pictures are ethereal and nuanced ; different than a climber would find. His stories of those trips, hauling himself around in a toboggan using 2 ice axes could be a little more than heart-stopping. His sense of humour could have me in tears of laffter . He had an awe inspiring collection of cartoons and cartoon videos.

I had the honour to call him a friend.

My deepest condolences to those of you who also knew him and also to his family.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 28, 2015 - 07:17pm PT
Dr. Paul Malon was also institutionally expedient in his practice.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Feb 28, 2015 - 07:57pm PT
I never met him, but he sounded like an amazing guy. Condolences to family and friends.
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Feb 28, 2015 - 08:39pm PT
My Condolnces to Tami, and Paul's friends and family. If you google his name there are many interesting pieces written about him over the years. He was a very talented visionary.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Mar 2, 2015 - 10:18am PT
Aw sh#t. What a shame.

Check out his Flickr feed here. In addition to many mountain pics there are lots of digitally retouched scans from classic early 20th century magazines, which was another hobby of his.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulmalon/
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 2, 2015 - 10:23am PT
My condolences to Tami and all his friends and loved ones. Thanks for the link Dru.
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Mar 2, 2015 - 07:03pm PT
I'm sorry to steer this away from the sad news of the passing of Paul Malon, but we need the community's assistance.

I've been asked by the coroner's service as a member of Squamish SAR to post the following press release:



March 2, 2015

BC Coroners Service seeks public assistance with identification

VANCOUVER – The BC Coroners Service, assisted by Squamish Search and Rescue and Squamish

RCMP, is seeking the public’s help in recovering some skeletal remains from the Stawamus Chief

near Squamish.

On Feb. 27, 2015, these agencies were made aware of the possibility that skeletal remains had

been found in the upper south gully of the Stawamus Chief where climbers could exit on treed

ledges left from the "Squamish buttress" route into a gully. As a result of receiving this

information, the agencies entered into a multi-agency recovery exercise in the area on Feb. 28.

During the recovery exercise, it was noted that an additional person or persons had apparently

entered the area at some point between 3 p.m. on Feb. 26 when the remains were last seen,

and noon on Feb. 28. It is believed that this person or persons may have unknowingly become

involved in the recovery operation.

The BC Coroners Service would like to stress that there is no suggestion that this person or

persons had any improper motives nor that they are in any legal difficulty as a result. However,

the BC Coroners Service would like to speak with this person or anyone else who may be able

to assist with this recovery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Metro Region coroner at 604 660-7731 or text the

Whistler-Squamish coroner at 604 815-3567.

Media Contact:

Barb McLintock

Coroner, Strategic Programs

BC Coroners Service

Barbara.mclintock@gov.bc.ca



Thanks for any help you may be able to provide. If you'd feel more comfortable contacting me directly with any information you may have, please feel free.

Kris Wild
Squamish SAR
604-815-8637
RyanD

climber
Mar 2, 2015 - 08:19pm PT
Uhhhh???

That press release is kind of ambiguous.

Creepy stuff.


Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Mar 2, 2015 - 08:21pm PT
Yeah, I hope nobody took a West Pole Brand jacket off the corpse to check if it fit them.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 2, 2015 - 08:29pm PT
Has the Squamish Nation been contacted ?

I guess it depends on how old the remains were considered to be.


Thanks for the note Kris.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Mar 2, 2015 - 08:48pm PT
Thanks Kris. I hope this is no bone of contention.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 2, 2015 - 09:11pm PT
A body could stay unfound for many years in parts of that gully. Nobody goes in parts of it.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 2, 2015 - 09:12pm PT
A body could stay unfound for many years in parts of that gully. Nobody goes in parts of it.

I bet you and Hamish know all about this. Probably some guy who was going to get on one of your planned first ascents ahead of you...
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 2, 2015 - 09:41pm PT
That would have been Fred, and he's still around!
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