At the recent Mountain Film Festival in El Chalten, Patagonia, there was a brief slide show at intermission. Here are poor photos of two slides honoring Jim Bridwell. On both evenings of the festival the pictures of Jim moved the 600-strong audience to prolonged applause.
I remember meeting him in Joshua Tree when he was "fiddling" with his gear.
I think it was when he was apparently through actively climbing. This was about 1900 something. Our meeting was not climbing but mostly a "howdy!".
I will miss him but the memories will remain. And as they say R.I.P. CUL