Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Please be well

Memorial at Dorland and Guerrero

We never met, but the morning you set yourself on fire I saw you from afar, terrified, nearly naked in the street, bundled by passersby, you shook me to the core. Whatever compelled you to end your life that day must have been terrible beyond belief. Your private pain became public, and reminded me of all the work that still lies ahead. Find peace, stranger.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Simple Mathematics


plus this

equals this

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Another (long) day in the Palisades

Quick summary: 3 am start, accessing the northern stretch of the Palisades via Bishop Pass. Rick and I wore approach shoes the whole way and didn't rope up, though I volunteered to thread a cord for two other climbers on Thunderbolt and the Milk Bottle. We finished at Mt. Sill by 4pm, descending south into endless moraine fields, eventually winding our way back north. After 21 hours on the go we fell asleep back in the parking lot at South Lake.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

"That Would've Killed You"

When not flipping burgers or talking shop at the Whitney Portal Store, Myles Moser and Amy Ness are busy forging a strong, free path on the neglected big walls of the Whitney cirque. Their 'Blood of the Monkey' now stands as one of the longest, highest, all-free lines in the Sierra.

This video really captures their personalities and passions.

¡mas cumbres a ustedes!