Monthly Archives: July 2010

Weather forecast(ers)

We have two weather forecasters helping us. Scotty Savage, who is a badass avalanche forecaster from Big Sky, Montana, and Tom Halicki, who is Madaleine’s surrogate parent from Boulder. We are going to text them our weather observations from the … Continue reading

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We’re here… almost

After three days of driving, 150 miles of which were on the dirt Robert Campbell highway, we turned off onto a dirt side road marked by a plywood sign spraypainted with “Finlayson float access.” Bob, the pilot, was sleeping in … Continue reading

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Road tripping: Royal Robbins and another Cirque ladies video

We are on the road and traveling in comfort and style in Dudley the Sprinter van. A little different than the story I heard from Royal Robbins when I talked with him last month: The Al-Can highway was all gravel in … Continue reading

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Goodbye USA! We love you.

It looks like the other posts from my smartphone haven’t been working! Dudley got new legs after much searching. We’re currently on the border with Alberta Canada and hoping to cross with an illegal amount of wine. overall we are … Continue reading

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About to leave and feeling thankful

Madaleine and Lorna came to Bozeman to pick me up two days ago. After 48 hours of packing, shopping, incredible food organizing by those two, and racking up in the dark, we are approaching an hour when we will leave. … Continue reading

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Cabana setup video

Conrad Anker lent us his awesome three-person A5 Cabana portaledge. I videoed our setup session, cranked it up to 400% speed, and added commentary from Jenni Lowe-Anker and Maddy Pope.

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Mandarin oranges, sleep, and packing

Madaleine and I enjoyed a long day of climbing on Half Dome before she departed the valley.  We did some night climbing, and Madaleine pulled through to lead 5.12 slab in the dark.  Upon descending the cables and skirting down … Continue reading

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Madaleine sent the Freerider

Last week Madaleine and our dear friend Kate Rutherford free climbed the Freerider (V 5.12+) on El Cap. Awesome stuff, girls! For Madaleine’s full account and photos, please check out her blog:  madaleine.wordpress.com

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