Monday, August 16, 2010

Update On Smiley’s Project

This is the couple that is trying to be the first to climb all of the “50 Classic Climbs of North America.” Here they are in the Canadian Rockies on two of the classics. Mt Robson is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and a seriously bad mountain for weather. Also, it rises 9,000 feet from the valley floor to the summit. More info on Mt Robson here and here and here.

The lactic acid was flowing relentlessly in our legs after climbing Slesse as we made our way to the latest and greatest ski resort in BC, Revelstoke. This place is great! We concluded that we could move there if we ever have to flee the country for whatever reason.

Mt Sir Donald is located just up the road from here on Rogers Pass, the legendary backcountry ski destination. The terrain here is amazing, but we were here to climb, not ski. As we prepared for the climb in the parking lot we asked the question we seem to pose often, "how much crap do we need to carry for this climb?"

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1 comment:

Lisa said...

I really admire these two, I was worried that I hadn't seen them for a while. Thought they may have broken up, that would be sad.