September 21, 2013
I listen to a lot of podcasts. I listen to them when I'm doing chores around the house, to ease the monotony of a long drive, and particularly in my tent at night. Just recently I was turned on to The Enormocast. Chris Kalous is the guy behind it. It's funny and a great way to kill some time if you're stuck in a tent, counting squares of ripstop and waiting for good weather. You can subscribe on iTunes.
September 8, 2013
First was a trip up the East Buttress of Mount Whitney with two really fun guys, Dee and Stefano. The forecast was not promising, and it rained on-and-off for the whole hike in to our high camp at Iceberg Lake. Because we got up early, and because those guys are good rock climbers, we were able to sneak our climb in during a perfect spell of weather between storms. It was a first long multi-pitch climb for Stefano and a first alpine rock climb for both. Bravo gentlemen. Dee put together a short video on the climb. Check out his blog here.
|On the way to Donahue Pass. Banner Peak is the pointy one above this gentleman's head.|
|Packing up and getting stoked at the trailhead.|
|In the couloir, sweet photo by Bob Thompson.|