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limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Dec 12, 2017 - 10:29pm PT
Dang it. I'll be teaching a mile away from you at city college until 9:30 :(
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Dec 13, 2017 - 03:05pm PT
Daniel....sorry to hear that. I'm working on a date at the Fresno REI store. I'll let ya know when that gets booked.

Cheers,
DR
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Dec 19, 2017 - 10:19am PT
So, perhaps you're trying to figure out that LAST Christmas gift. : )

You can order my book through the website and I will ship it to whomever you wish, and get it there in time!

http://www.TheShortestStraw.net



Jebus H Bomz

climber
Sacramento, CA
Dec 19, 2017 - 10:22am PT
If I canít find any coal. Damn dude, shill harder.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Dec 19, 2017 - 11:43am PT
good gift for sure
Thnx, C-man
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Dec 19, 2017 - 03:17pm PT
Jebus.....may I suggest you read before you disparage.

Cheers,
DR
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Dec 19, 2017 - 04:10pm PT
Cragman... Jebus is most certainly not disparaging your book. He's calling out your posting on this and other threads.
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Dec 19, 2017 - 04:36pm PT
Ben Harland....comparing my book to a lump of coal is disparaging.

As far as other threads? I have not started any other threads about my book. A couple others have, mainly to point out a good read and perhaps one of my speaking engagements.

I'm good with that.

' )
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Dec 19, 2017 - 04:49pm PT
Sorry Cragman - I didn't think very carefully before posting and now I feel badly for yicking up the thread. A good reminder for me to be more thoughtful
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Dec 19, 2017 - 05:02pm PT
Ben Harland....as far as I'm concerned, you didn't "yick up the thread" one bit.

Thanks for posting back!

: )
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Jan 2, 2018 - 04:04pm PT
It was 21 years ago today that I nearly lost my life while on a rescue in Walker Canyon. During that same time, Yosemite Valley experienced record flooding.

Most of you likely know how radically that day changed the look of Walker Canyon. That day profoundly changed my life as well.

I recount that day in Chapter 10 of my book.


The remains of the home we were attempting to effect our rescue from.....we had been on the roof for half a day.

Credit: Cragman


A section of 395 that was washed away in the hours after I managed to drive through the canyon...

Credit: Cragman
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Jan 2, 2018 - 04:42pm PT
Isn't there a video of you about to get washed away with the house under you...?
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 2, 2018 - 04:48pm PT
Dean, how do I buy a signed copy?
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Jan 2, 2018 - 08:53pm PT
RJ.....yes, I have video of me getting winched off the rooftop by the helo.....after I managed to swing out of the tree.


Tradmanclimbs.....thanks for your interest. Signed copies available on my website....

http://www.TheShortestStraw.net

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Jan 3, 2018 - 06:42am PT
Sounds like a good SAR training video and something your life insurance broker shouldn't see..?
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Jan 3, 2018 - 08:46am PT
Well, RJ.....if nothing else, the video shows just how chaotic and deadly flood events can be. And flat out terrifying.

My life insurance company dumped me years ago.

: )
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Jan 8, 2018 - 12:03pm PT
This week's speaking schedule.....

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 P.M. at Metal Mark Climbing and Fitness, Fresno

Wednesday, 7-8:30 P.M. at REI, Santa Monica

Thursday, 7-8:30 P.M. at REI, Burbank


Further info on my website at...

http://www.TheShortestStraw.net


Would love to see ya there!

Cheers,
DR
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Jan 10, 2018 - 07:10am PT
Good time at MetalMark last night. Thanks to all for coming out!

Gonna have to go around the flood event in Montecito to get to Santa Monica today......but planning on being at REI tonight.

Condolences to so many who suffered great tragedy in the flood. Praying for them and the ongoing efforts to save lives.

Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jan 11, 2018 - 10:42pm PT
Well, a GREAT evening with Dean (and Batrock!) at the Burbank REI.

Dean gives a great show, with some amazing pictures.

But more than than, he is an excellent ambassador for the Climbing Community.
I would guess there were only a few climbers in the audience, and the people there were clearly astonished by the operations he described.

I really liked the subtext that wilderness travelers get into trouble, but that we largely take care of those situations through SAR efforts, often staffed by volunteers. We take care of our own. Not something often discussed, but true.

I'll be starting his book this week, which he graciously autographed with a nice greeting. Thanks.

I really believe is supporting members of our community when they do good things, and this certainly applies!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jan 12, 2018 - 08:14am PT
Sorry to miss you last night at Burbank.

I did catch you earlier at Cal Tech.

Have read the book and really enjoyed it.

Ready for the movie. ;-)
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