Monthly Archives: June 2010

Ladies of Lurking Fear Film

Fun times on the wall bode well for the adventures to come on Mount Proboscis. Check out our film from El Cap and let us know what you think!

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Pitons and patience

I’m on the ground and experiencing a little bit of post-wall blues.  I am keen to be up on a long route, a big wall, a challenging climb.  I feel grounded by responsibility.  Patience is the challenge today. I have … Continue reading

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Our Copp-Dash Inspire Award Application

As friends and climbers, Micah and Johnny inspired us. We wanted to share a shortened version of our grant application here, as it has already pushed us to learn new skills and make this trip happen. Climbing objective: We’d like … Continue reading

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Van Input

So my main man/van ‘Dudley’ is going to be transporting us, and our trip’s kit and kaboodle, as far as the roads will take us–Iconnu Lodge (from where we’ll take a helicopter to Mt. Proboscis).  Check out some pics of … Continue reading

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Lurking Fear on El Capitan

Our group, Lorna Illingworth, Madaleine Sorkin and Emily Stifler, met this week in Yosemite. We spent three days climbing a route called Lurking Fear on the left side of El Capitan. Two nights, three girls, one tippy portaledge. We free climbed … Continue reading

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Planning session in the Yosemite caf

We spent six hours on Thursday afternoon planning our trip in the Yosemite cafeteria. Tourists and climbers sifted in and out, and we hashed through gear, food, the driving route, blog info and photos. While we were spread out across … Continue reading

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