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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 17, 2010 - 08:27pm PT
Sue - If it helps, Ed told very few about his illness. Indeed he lived kitty-corner to me here in town & I only found out from friends that he had suffered a rare 2 primary cancers at once. Some good news this spring was he was doing well.........sadly, however, that remission was short lived.

Your story was wonderful!
LyttelStone

Trad climber
Lyttelton, NEW ZEALAND
Aug 22, 2010 - 04:07am PT
Ahhh loving this and loving being reminded of the characters that made Squamish such a cool place to do all-too-brief time in at the tail end of the 80s

for my 10c heres a shot of Dean Hart at work on the upper roof of the Black Dike...
Dean Hart at work-upper Black Dike
Dean Hart at work-upper Black Dike
Credit: LyttelStone

and from my first ever Squamish mission...
Guy Edwards & Kaj Paget-Grand Wall Base
Guy Edwards & Kaj Paget-Grand Wall Base
Credit: LyttelStone
On my first visit to Squamish I wandered in to the Psyche ledge camp area and was immediately was accosted by an uppity schoolboy>> Guy Edwards who ordered me to dump my pack and play hackysack...thanks for all the great memories Guy !

Cheers
John the Kiwi
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 22, 2010 - 11:20am PT
Hey John - & Thanks for the pic of Guy ....like Ed Spat another sadly departed too early. Guy was a fabulous human with huge passion and the guts to get out there. We Canucks ( esp those of us in BC ) don't celebrate our heros the way the Yanx do; not that it matters really. What the hell is a celebration but something that could end in a drunken brawl and people sleeping with someone else's partner? Hahahahahaaa

Thanks for postin' up. All the best to you & hope you are well...
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Aug 22, 2010 - 11:31am PT
Love that pic at the top of this page. So uh....revealing.

Powerdrills are A-ok at Squamish!!
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Aug 23, 2010 - 02:01pm PT
Very sad news about our old friend Ed being taken way too young.
I don't remember Ed being anything other than large, orange and smiling all the time.
Condolences to all. Hope there's a wake in the works.

PB
gf

climber
Aug 23, 2010 - 03:23pm PT
Chief,
I have chatted with Andrew and Dean last week in regard to a wake. There seems to be an emerging consensus that an appropriate memorial for Ed would be at the Shining Sea traverse, a place Ed visited and/or rode his bike by many a time over the years. Details to come, but my understanding is this will be the weekend after Labour Day.
gf
bmacd

climber
Relic Hominid
Aug 23, 2010 - 03:53pm PT
Keep us in the loop gf, thanks
nooska

Mountain climber
Canada
Sep 22, 2010 - 01:29am PT
Daryl Hatten was my friend,he was a great person to know. I like to remember the best and it's not that hard to remember..There were alota good times he was a hoot.. Always friendly, open heart sorta guy, the ultimate climber..take care my friend ,always in my thoughts Doug :)
bmacd

Trad climber
Grade V, Level III Kook, certified 100%
Sep 22, 2010 - 02:22am PT
Regarding Ed Spats wake, here are the details
RIP Ed Spat
RIP Ed Spat
Credit: bmacd
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 22, 2010 - 02:24am PT
Thanks Bruce !!!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Sep 22, 2010 - 07:56am PT

Tami
Check your email. . .
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Sep 25, 2010 - 12:34pm PT
Thanks Bruce,

The Squamish Climbing website said Oct 26.
Glad I followed Jim's advice and checked this thread.
See you tomorrow.

PB
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Sep 30, 2010 - 02:30pm PT
I was greatly saddened by Ed's death, and regret not being able to attend the memorial for him in Squamish yesterday. I hope his many friends were all there, and did quietly have a beer in Ed's memory last night, at the FaceLift end party.

As some know, I spent a lot of time over the last year restoring a route called Slab Alley at Squamish, the first route on our Apron, done in 1961 by Jim Baldwin and Tony Cousins. Perhaps our first real "multi-pitch" free climb. Cleaning it up, re-placing bolts, establishing some small variations, plus learning a lot about its history, and the history of climbing at Squamish then. Culminating in an ascent of it with Tricouni (Glenn), who did its third ascent in May 1962. Anyway, the project had several motives, but in part was in memory of Jim and Tony, but also of Ed.

Edit: Met Peter and Dave V. in Bishop yesterday, and took a little time to remember Ed.
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Nov 17, 2010 - 10:38pm PT
Ed we will never forget you ....

Hamish Fraser on-sight flash Sunshine Dihedral .12a, Smith Rocks while...
Hamish Fraser on-sight flash Sunshine Dihedral .12a, Smith Rocks while Brook Sandahl and Chris Grover observe the action. Dean Hart is belay slave
Credit: bmacd

Good 'ol swami balets and forest leg loops were awesome !
Randy Atkinson belays Dean hart on Vision Quest FA attempt. North Wall...
Randy Atkinson belays Dean hart on Vision Quest FA attempt. North Walls, Squamish Chief
Credit: bmacd
Scott Young luvin life on Soo Bluffs ice
Scott Young luvin life on Soo Bluffs ice
Credit: bmacd

Peace out Brother !!
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Dick Mitten on Grit Roof @ Joshua Tree
Dick Mitten on Grit Roof @ Joshua Tree
Credit: bmacd
Dale Cody aka Captain Granitic - we only wore helmets in the winter ba...
Dale Cody aka Captain Granitic - we only wore helmets in the winter back then.
Credit: bmacd
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
Credit: bmacd
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?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 5, 2010 - 01:00pm PT
Bruce those pix are FABOO!!!!! Love the one of Jean. And Foodeater. hee hee !!!!!
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
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