The folks who run the American Alpine Journal put this story of one of our new routes up on their site today:
I think this makes 6 consecutive American Alpine Journals that I've contributed stories and pictures to.
"You always bring the best snacks" garbled my partner, as his cold, chalk-covered fingers stuffed teriyaki jerky down his parched gullet. We'd just climbed Ariana on Colorado's Long's Peak, our puffy jackets stuffed with treats for the top of the Diamond. "But why do you bring so many little tidbits of different stuff?
|Kelly licks his lips in preparation for free snacks.|
I had a secret...
- My wife Allison lead the final pitch of the route 'Captain Beyond' and our friend Rob Kepley took some early-evening shots. One of them ended up here! I just got to go along for the ride and enjoy the stellar climbing, then write about the experience. Congrats to Rob on the great photos in the current (December 2011) issue of Climbing Magazine.