Guiding, Teaching, Climbing, Learning

The Harvest…

 

Fall is here in Squamish BC with rain slashing down in the tens of millimeters per hour. As the School year winds up the guiding season winds down, losing one avenue of employment and gaining another. I’ve just finished working with Thompson River University’s Adventure Guide Program helping instruct some pretty inspired young climbers in the ways of multipitch climbing. With a heavy reliance on weather forecasting we were able to make it work, get out and do some leading in the Bluffs and on the Apron. Thanks Mother nature for a wee bit of dryness. The final adventures for this climbing season are a week of classics in Yosemite Valley and then a month of overhung sandstone inspiration in the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, Yosemite Valley is a special place and one of the birthplaces of clean traditional climbing in North America. Every time I go there I feel a giddy excitement at the prospect of seeing El cap again, feeling that Fall crispness in the early mornings and watching the golden Autumn sunlight wash over the formations. Special. I’ll try to post some pics during the trip of our days struggles, successes and failures. Until then, an image of White Heat in Pembroke Wales. A magic day with Mr. T. Emmet. Missing ya Bud.

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One response

  1. Looks like your climbing a enormous tree. Nice photo!

    September 23, 2011 at 7:27 pm

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