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bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Dec 5, 2010 - 03:40am PT
more photos as per Jim's request

A couple of us got lucky and landed summer jobs working glaciology for the government. Peder had a field position in 1978 and I got it in 1979

Dr. Jeff Schmok - Glaciologist & geophysicist
Dr. Jeff Schmok - Glaciologist & geophysicist
Credit: bmacd
Sentinel Bay, Garabaldi Lake 1979 - Base Station Zebra
Sentinel Bay, Garabaldi Lake 1979 - Base Station Zebra
Credit: Jeff Schmok
Sentinel Bay, Garabaldi Lake 1979
Sentinel Bay, Garabaldi Lake 1979
Credit: bmacd
Jeff Schmok
Jeff Schmok
Credit: bmacd
Peder Ouram - he still looks exactly the same 30 years later
Peder Ouram - he still looks exactly the same 30 years later
Credit: Jef Schmok
The huts at Sentinel Bay, Garabaldi Lake 1979 - a place called home fo...
The huts at Sentinel Bay, Garabaldi Lake 1979 - a place called home for a summer
Credit: bmacd
at work - Sentinel Bay, Garabaldi Lake 1979
at work - Sentinel Bay, Garabaldi Lake 1979
Credit: bmacd
Jeff, Geogette and myself before a trip up Wedge mtn.
Jeff, Geogette and myself before a trip up Wedge mtn.
Credit: bmacd
Wedge Mtn
Wedge Mtn
Credit: bmacd
Exploring above Sentinel Bay, Garabaldi park
Exploring above Sentinel Bay, Garabaldi park
Credit: bmacd
Signing a summit register somewhere, Dave Christie & me &#40;Castle To...
Signing a summit register somewhere, Dave Christie & me (Castle Towers from Sentinel Bay)
Credit: bmacd
Garabaldi in the distance to the south
Garabaldi in the distance to the south
Credit: bmacd
The view from the office - summer '79
The view from the office - summer '79
Credit: bmacd
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Climatologist extraordinaire
Climatologist extraordinaire
Credit: bmacd
Garabaldi Lake 1979 - as seen from the office
Garabaldi Lake 1979 - as seen from the office
Credit: bmacd
Chehalis Range - A golden objective for many Squamish climbers
Chehalis Range - A golden objective for many Squamish climbers
Credit: bmacd
Bugaboos Granite - Mecca for Squamish Climbers
Bugaboos Granite - Mecca for Squamish Climbers
Credit: bmacd
A Young Foweraker - already posted I think
A Young Foweraker - already posted I think
Credit: bmacd
Another Glaciology hut - Bridge River Icecap
Another Glaciology hut - Bridge River Icecap
Credit: bmacd
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Way up high on the good ol' Chief
Way up high on the good ol' Chief
Credit: bmacd
Blair Griffiths @ Mt Slesse - killed months later in the Kumbu Icefall...
Blair Griffiths @ Mt Slesse - killed months later in the Kumbu Icefall on an early Canadian Everest Expedition - RIP
Credit: bmacd
We made many forays into Washington State
We made many forays into Washington State
Credit: bmacd
Rocking the swami belt in the bad ol' days - Clean Crack - Malemute - ...
Rocking the swami belt in the bad ol' days - Clean Crack - Malemute - Squamish
Credit: bmacd
Near Squamish, the mountains lured us up to play
Near Squamish, the mountains lured us up to play
Credit: bmacd
Squamish Chief backside trail - home of many burly classics like "Bop ...
Squamish Chief backside trail - home of many burly classics like "Bop till you Drop"
Credit: bmacd
Mighty Hiker's classic route - Seasoned in the Sun
Mighty Hiker's classic route - Seasoned in the Sun
Credit: bmacd
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Beyond Squamish - The Canadian Rockies - Land of the truly hardcore
Beyond Squamish - The Canadian Rockies - Land of the truly hardcore
Credit: bmacd
On Belay !!!  Fairview  Dome
On Belay !!! Fairview Dome
Credit: bmacd
Hamish putting up the rope again .
Hamish putting up the rope again .
Credit: bmacd
Canadian Stonemaster and Croft protoge' - Hamish Fraser
Canadian Stonemaster and Croft protoge' - Hamish Fraser
Credit: bmacd
Team Canada in camp 4
Team Canada in camp 4
Credit: bmacd
Note my Whillans Harness - Don Serl did this face climb in crampons 30...
Note my Whillans Harness - Don Serl did this face climb in crampons 30 years ago
Credit: bmacd
jim Brennan
jim Brennan
Credit: bmacd
Nailing adventures on Wrist Twister - Squamish Chief
Nailing adventures on Wrist Twister - Squamish Chief
Credit: Scott Young
Squamish's 1980's version of Alex Honnold - - Hamish Fraser
Squamish's 1980's version of Alex Honnold - - Hamish Fraser
Credit: bmacd
My personal pilot and all round great climbing partner - Mike Beaubien
My personal pilot and all round great climbing partner - Mike Beaubien
Credit: bmacd
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Craig Thompson enjoying a ciggarette on the summit
Craig Thompson enjoying a ciggarette on the summit
Credit: bmacd
Dean Hart pushing new ground
Dean Hart pushing new ground
Credit: bmacd
Squamish Icon - Randy Atkinson - still kicking it hard
Squamish Icon - Randy Atkinson - still kicking it hard
Credit: bmacd
Greg - "Foodeater" - Foweraker  aka Supertopian "gf"
Greg - "Foodeater" - Foweraker aka Supertopian "gf"
Credit: bmacd
Hamish enjoying a snack after a long hard day
Hamish enjoying a snack after a long hard day
Credit: bmacd
Chehalis time - Peder and Timmc
Chehalis time - Peder and Timmc
Credit: bmacd
Dean Hart during his "Trad" phase - Roman Chimeneys - Squamish Chief
Dean Hart during his "Trad" phase - Roman Chimeneys - Squamish Chief
Credit: bmacd
Peder planning out the recipe for tomorrows adventure from his favorit...
Peder planning out the recipe for tomorrows adventure from his favorite cook book - "Chehalis Range Bi-Afran Diet Planner"
Credit: bmacd
Jean McCrae - Squamish Climber
Jean McCrae - Squamish Climber
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Mt Slesse - the place where Squamish climbers found out what they were...
Mt Slesse - the place where Squamish climbers found out what they were made of ...
Credit: bmacd
yet another shot of Jim Brennan
yet another shot of Jim Brennan
Credit: bmacd
perswig

climber
Dec 5, 2010 - 08:09am PT
stellar addition to an already-amazing thread
thanks for putting the scanner time in, bmacd
you guys and grrls up North are badass

Dale
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Dec 5, 2010 - 08:18am PT
yes, great stuff!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 5, 2010 - 12:54pm PT
Nice photos, Bruce! I wonder if my brother has seen them?
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Dec 5, 2010 - 01:20pm PT
MH - It's your brothers photos I want to see

I've got Randy and Jim talked into coming over to my place for slide scanning sessions and post scan rendering. I have Craig Thompsons number now and will be calling him. I think he would have some good pictures of Darryl. Randy has some John Rosholt shots he wants to scan & post up to the memorial thread for John.

Peders writings about John Rosholt deeply inspired more than just a few people
MH2

climber
Dec 5, 2010 - 04:35pm PT
Wow! Feels like 1976 again. Especially nice close-ups and outstanding Lost Arrow shots. And good gentle pressure on others to contribute.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 5, 2010 - 04:49pm PT
Jim B did the Lost Arrow Direct with Jim Haberl and Bruce in spring 1982, when a big gang of Canucks were in the Valley. Some of us hiked to the rim to help with the Tyrolean and load carrying and such. At some point on the climb, Jim B lost his glasses - he's somewhat shortsighted. I bet the Tyrolean is just as scary even if you can't quite see everything.

A few days later, I gave Jim and two others a ride home, all four of us squashed into my 1969 VW bug. Pretty cozy. All Jim had at that point was his prescription sunglasses, so no night driving for him.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 5, 2010 - 05:16pm PT
Anders,

My eyes are nearsighted. It's my opinions that are shortsighted.

Jim
pazzo

climber
Vancouver BC
Mar 13, 2011 - 01:04am PT
Bruce, Im about 15 months too late on this, but Hamish is on The Wrong Stuff at Pet Wall, not Flight of the Challenger at Petgill Wall ;)
Credit: pazzo

Heres the start of The Wrong Stuff (it shares a common start with Flight of the Challenger):
Credit: pazzo
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 3, 2011 - 01:01am PT
Bump for the Squamish Photos and Stories thread crowd
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 4, 2011 - 12:51am PT
Bruce, are those pics from Astroman still with you? A few of them went missing on the thread it looks like. They sound like they are good ones from the captions.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 5, 2011 - 04:01am PT
Tami, GF, or anyone else know the story behind the Grinning Weasel pitch above the Left Side? Was it another mad englishman n doggy scene?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 5, 2011 - 04:30am PT
Grinning Weasel is an obscure Frank Zappa reference. Originally The Left side of the Split Pillar was named The Grinning Weasel by Bill Price and Daryl Hatten who I had always thought did the first free ascent.

I'm foggy about who freed the pitch above into the Right Side but do know Peter Croft and Greg Foweraker climbed it as part of a route that connected with the original pendulum point on Ten Years After. From there they continued on to Bellygood Ledge. This contributed to an independent Ten Years After and a cool link from the Left Side to Bellygood.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Oct 5, 2011 - 04:34am PT
I was introduced to Hamish by Brents Hawks in the early 80's, and had an opportunity to climb with him once or twice. He was sw0le. A master. Learned a thing or two.
gf

climber
Oct 5, 2011 - 05:18am PT
Hey bvb
Hamish may be lured to write a page or two -he lurks and i know checks this thread from time to time.
Regarding the left side -the original .9/10a connector from left to right side may have even been figured out pre croft -i recall doing it with him but am unclear if that was a FA.
Now, moving onto more interesting climbing is the classic "Pow Wow Hiway" that was part of the Genus Loci linkage done by a certain H Fraser -this is a total classic pitch and makes a great linkup from left side or fron genus-it goes up the grinning weasel until you can reach out to a face crack that is on the spine of the connecting rib going down to the pillar -this then finishes on the wee ledge just above the first curx on the sword -clip that nice bolt and back it up with a cam and hey presto you are set for the underfling-fwiw i am not sure there has EVER been a complete onsight or eeven linkup of the complete genus voyage to finish on the underfling and of course the free grand variation -worthy in my humble opinion.
Regarding the grinning weasel linkup into ten years after -a good one with 11 freeclimbing on the left side of the sword and then nailing to ten yrs after -i wimped out and put in a single bolt leaving the face crack and making the move over to ten yrs after -someone should chop it
g
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 18, 2011 - 11:34pm PT
Bumpin
dacooker

Sport climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 18, 2011 - 11:40pm PT
Where's the Lycra?
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Aug 15, 2018 - 05:17pm PT
Bump for a bruce thread. Great energy in these pics from a guy whom I ...
Bump for a bruce thread. Great energy in these pics from a guy whom I learned a thing or two about climbing, as well as the deep state.
Credit: frostback
Timmc

climber
BC
Aug 16, 2018 - 08:33am PT
Bump for Bruce! Some great stuff in this thread.
Peter Arbic

climber
Aug 16, 2018 - 11:19am PT
Not sure how I ended up on this wetback thread but Bruces photo's of Genus Loci remind me that we were on Ten Years After when you were bolting that! That and I finally figure out who Frostback is.
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