Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The climber as a young man Part II

While we were in Utah last week, I called Jack at what would have been 11pm his time in Yosemite. Just checking in to see if his job was going any better and if he was getting to climb much. He's met some other climbers and had been doing some bouldering; in fact he'd had a brush with two brown bears while bouldering a couple of weeks ago. This time when he answered the phone he sounded much more cheerful and I quickly found out why. He and his friend Miles were sleeping on a ledge 200 feet up on The Royal Arches. They planned to finish the climb the next morning. This is what he had been looking forward to for months and he was finally getting to do what he's been dreaming of. You can see the arches in the picture above.

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