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Gmburns2000


Apr 1, 2011, 11:55 AM
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Gracias a la Vida - My first FA
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My first ever FA with friends in Chile. Sorry, it's long, but the photos are pretty good.

Bill - if you read this, you will appreciate the writing style. In fact, it is sort of a tribute to The People of Paper

Gracias a la Vida

"We reached a water stop, the last place we truly recognized in the daylight, and headed back where we thought the path went. Cairns dotted the easy landscape, but that only lasted a while. Soon the air was darker than before, and sunset was officially past. The easy terrain had faded and we were bushwhacking again. The sharp branches and thorns dug into my skins. Slippery bamboo shifted under my feet, and the uneven ground that I now could not see weakened my balance.

“Do you know where we are?”

“The GPS says we’re off course by about twenty feet to the right.”
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Very cool. COngrats on your FA.


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gblauer wrote:
Very cool. COngrats on your FA.


thanks gail


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I just got back from Arizona; we put up two new lines in Isolation Canyon. My first FA's as well.


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congrats!


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Great job, nice climb. I can't say I'm a fan of the writing though, the different perspectives added more confusion than anything else.


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jbro_135 wrote:
Great job, nice climb. I can't say I'm a fan of the writing though, the different perspectives added more confusion than anything else.


Thanks for all the comments. It was definitely a fun few days. I can't wait to go back to this place next year.

Regarding the writing: I deliberately ripped off a book called The People of Paper because I found both the story and writing inspiring. I can understand why it isn't popular with everyone, but the people who do like it have so far loved it. It is definitely different, but it's exactly what I like to read.

Thanks for reading though Cool


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