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Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Apr 21, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
one day in february, 2005,
a semi-tractor trailer showed up
at my bare property
and unloaded an entire house load
of lumber, all neatly stacked
in units and tarped.

he drove away.
i looked at the pile of wood.
and i looked at the patch of dirt
where my house belonged.

i thought to myself,
now i gotta take all that
and make something else of it.

build a good ascent, mark.
what route will you go at first?
nopantsben

climber
Apr 21, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
ben d and i went from meeting to picking a route to blasting on the route in about 15 hours if I recall correctly... that was kinda cool. racked up while having dinner..
being psyched about a particular route for years in advance is probably even better though.



Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
I met Max in the morning and was biving on Sickle Ledge with him that evening, our first route together ever.
nopantsben

climber
Apr 22, 2013 - 02:15am PT
ha, cool! sounds like ben and i are up to a good start...
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
May 2, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
Golly. Looks fun Mark. Wish I was going. I will get mine in Oct. Have an awesome send dude!

Plaid
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
Just laminated the topo, finalizing the food situation, working to lighten the load, lining up porters to the base and off the top...

T-32 days.
micronut

Trad climber
May 2, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
I just organized my GU packets, by flavor, by number, by calorie, per day.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
I have also sharpened my butter knives and checked that the bolt kit, tuning forks and epoxy are all in tip top shape. I have my tat knife nice and sharp and the Anti-Tat cord ready to go.

Just because I'm going fast and then on a trade route doesn't mean I can shirk the responsibility of leaving them in better shape than I found them.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
May 2, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
See you at the top Mark! Looking toward to meeting you. That is as long as my résumé is accepted for the porter position ;) haha
klaus

Big Wall climber
Pacif*#ka Muthaf*#ka
May 2, 2013 - 09:15pm PT
I never climb without a laminated Supertaco
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Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 2, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
I feel like a supertaco right now. Maybe I'll have a superburrito instead.

Not much rack for me to pack for tomorrow. About the earliest I'll start is probably an hour from now.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
May 2, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
Never too early!

I hope you will be able to continue with your video TRs, I really enjoyed those last year. I might be in the valley for Jim's NIAD, so depending on the timeline I might see you. When you come down for Zion, Christina and I would like to meet up for dinner or something - let us know!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2013 - 05:34pm PT
Okay, I'm packed. Other than a bunch of coffee and another pillow, if it's not in that pile, I've forgotten it.

Credit: Mark Hudon

Leaving on Thursday!

Does anyone want Ian's brand new Petzl Meteor III helmet $100?
or a pair of brand new, large Metolius Wall Golves $25?

I'll bring them down if you do. PM me.

Studly

Trad climber
WA
May 26, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
Safe travels and smooth sending Mark!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
May 26, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Like being on the tarmac and the pilot starts revving the engines.

10,9,8...
Lambone

Big Wall climber
Ashland, Or
May 26, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
Ok Mark, spill the beans. Which route?
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2013 - 08:06pm PT
Hum, well, it's over there, near that other one I did a while ago....
johntp

Trad climber
socal
May 26, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
oh! that one...

yer gonna need a bigger hook
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