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mountainrat


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What was your COOLEST moment so far? What got you hooked? What specific image do you see when you close your eyes and think about climbing?


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My first free solo...

staring down at the ground, 60 feet below
listening to the waves crash on the shore
the feel of the rock in my hand and the warmth of the sun on my back
And the amazing feeling when topping out, still alive and breathing
Then watching the sun go down over the ocean as I walked home


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I remember 2 things; The first is purely rockclimbing, the second is alpine.
Rock: I remember the first time I soloed 10c. I was in a climbing induced altered state. The locks were perfect, my sequence was good, it was a climb I'd grown up climbing on, an It was all slow motion.

Alpine: I remember finally getting off the glacier and into a raft after a Denali traverse. We'd just climbed/skiied/walked about 100 miles and summited denali in the process. we'd been essentially out of food for a couple days, and when we got to the airdropped raft, we were ecstatic. The whole world was buzzing. And we let the porcupine we were thinking of killing and eating go, cause we didn't need to take his life. I hear that porcupine tastes like hell anyways...


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