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Avery

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 14, 2014 - 05:29pm PT
Credit: Allen
A rare photo of Tobin Sorenson high on the Sheila Face of Mt Cook. Winter 1979
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Mar 14, 2014 - 05:39pm PT
This thread has some:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1856207&tn=60

Sorenson with the umbrella and camera in the rain is a favorite of mine.

Charles
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2014 - 06:04pm PT
The umbrella pic is not the sought of pic you associate with Sorenson.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 14, 2014 - 06:31pm PT
Great shot Avery. Thanks.
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Mar 14, 2014 - 06:48pm PT
You meant sort of right? I agree, I think I appreciate how different it is...

Charles
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Mar 14, 2014 - 08:15pm PT
Ask Brunosafari, or Tim Stelling.
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2014 - 09:48pm PT
If any one out there knows of anyone who might be in the possession of rare Tobin Sorenson photos I would like to hear from them.
There are of course the half dozen or so "standard" pics of Sorenson which are easily accessed in other parts of this forum. It's pointless re-posting those.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Mar 14, 2014 - 09:50pm PT
in the possession of rear Tobin Sorenson photos
So ya want butt shots?
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2014 - 11:15pm PT
Well spotted T hocking! Your not a stamp collector by any chance? (at least you can spell!)
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2014 - 12:47am PT
The North Face of Mt Alberta, where Tobin Sorenson was killed &#40;1980&#41;
The North Face of Mt Alberta, where Tobin Sorenson was killed (1980)
The Sheila Face of Mt Cook. The Sorenson/ Allen variation is marked "C...
The Sheila Face of Mt Cook. The Sorenson/ Allen variation is marked "CBV" in the photo. Click on photo for enlarged view.
A couple of people have asked about my interest in Tobin Sorenson.
He made such a huge "splash" when he visited New Zealand in 1979 that I always tried to keep an eye on what he was climbing. I barely had time to blink and he was dead... A genuine tragedy. Ever since I've always kept an eye out for articles and photos of this truly exciting and all to rare climbing personality.
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2014 - 03:46am PT
Credit: McIntyre
Tobin Sorenson on the Eiger Direct, October 1977.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 19, 2014 - 06:32am PT
Proper spelling is to rare like rare is too unique, nawmwane, keewee?

What do you think of when I say Buffalo Breath?
Tobin Sorenson and David Goeddel. Photo by David Goeddel
Tobin Sorenson and David Goeddel. Photo by David Goeddel
Credit: David Wilson
Rare smiles all round from an all-around climber and guy.

Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2014 - 07:07am PT
Thanks for the photo. As a keewee would say "its choice Bro" (I must remember to have the word rare engraved on my tombstone somewhere)
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Mar 19, 2014 - 08:39am PT
The Yankee Kiwi line on Hicks is a real stunner. Put up by Cradock and Sorenson. A day later they put up an easier line: "The Curver". Repeated the Curver a few years later and it was a hell a of good climb. The Central Gullies being the one that gets done the most.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Mar 19, 2014 - 11:49am PT
Tobin bump for the Kiwi.


My Pacific Ocean Wall partner on El Cap was a Kiwi. The great John Dale, a Gore boy, sheepherder, sailor, wall climber, great human being.





(I must remember to have the word rare engraved on my tombstone somewhere)

Me too.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 19, 2014 - 03:10pm PT
In the eighties I met up with a man from NZ, a two-roper. We went up the E.B.MCR, the Yank way with just the one rope.

The next day we went on Royal Arches and on up to North Dome for the minimal 5.10 bolted route, using his method.

A rare glimpse into the strange and bothersome;
but never again, at least on sound rock or on a traverse.

Cheers, Avery!
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2014 - 09:18pm PT
Thanks for the great feedback, keep it coming!
I remember John Dale being one of best kiwi climbers of his generation.
John McCallum is another climber who (if I could be so bold) fits comfortably into the same category. The Tingler (6+) on Hicks is confirmation of that.
Remember, "Survival", with a single spelling mistake you can end up with all sorts of colorful connotations defining your character!
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2014 - 10:10pm PT
Credit: Unknown
Credit: Unknown
photo not found
Missing photo ID#350100
Credit: Colton
Credit: Accomazzo
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 30, 2014 - 10:20pm PT
Did Tobin ever talk to anyone about his trip to New Zealand?
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Mar 30, 2014 - 11:34pm PT
Tobin. South Face Mt. Watkins.
Tobin. South Face Mt. Watkins.
TY
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