|Tony Touch open bivies on Mt. Waddington|
I've been trying pretty hard at alpine climbing these past few years, and have been dealt some rough cards... It's just how this games goes and I wouldn't have it any other way. It's nice to get a little bit of recognition from time to time though, simply to stoke the fire for future attempts.
The North Twin is personal. I put everything into trying to climb it... twice now! I will be back ASAP for another go because I really, really want to climb on it again. I was really surprised and quite flattered when the North American climbing media picked up on my attempts and decided that they were worthy of a side note. Charitable, maybe, I'll take it. Those tries meant a lot.
Dougald McDonald wrote this very kind article for climbing.com - you can read it here:
More recently Rock & Ice magazine gave HK and I honorable mention for top ascents of 2011 here:
|Chris and Pablo in our local Squamish 'pine the Tantalus Range.|
I forgot to post the second Smokes, Let's Go! Radio along with my Mexi fly update. I think it is pretty fun, so I'll post it now. A tad ADD, but we'll chalk that up to the bottle of mezcal drunk during it's creation. Besides, variety is good and playing out songs is lame...
Smokes, Let's Go! Radio #2 - Valle de Bravo by jasonkruk