I tried to get Mel, Lisa and Carl to do the first totally “green” climb of the Grand Teton. For example, I suggested they charge their flashlights using helmets with solar cells during the day, and when the sun’s not out, helmets with little windmills. (See below.)
I tried to get them to buy approach shoes with soles made from free-range rubber and the rest of the shoe made from woven reeds. And to use a hemp rope. So far, they have refused. (I guess the windmill on Mel’s head would be a little cumbersome.)
But at least they will be climbing on 100%, all natural, organically certified rock. And they will have this totally recycled phone system I made for them so they can contact their base camp.