Category Archives: Climbing

A tow truck and a trash bag

A week ago it was too hot. Last night it snowed. Must be fall. Two of these photos deserve explanation. The Batmobile getting towed. When Carly and I went climbing a few weeks ago, my truck started making this high pitched … Continue reading

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I’m 31. Who cares what anybody thinks.

I’m not sure this is appropriate. I’ve been working on a story about the new eminent domain law in Montana for the past three weeks. It involved interviewing politicians, powerful businessmen, a rancher, lobbyists, lawyers and a government official. Here’s … Continue reading

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Shadows

When I took this photo, I thought my shadow looked pretty tough. I had my whole writer’s kit: Osprey Jill pack, laptop, camera, recorder, notepad, Dansko clogs. Looking back on it, I was actually just walking through the parking lot … Continue reading

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The Elephant’s Perch

I’m sitting on a ledge, 600 feet up the Elepant’s Perch, barefoot, thirsty and relaxed. It’s a hot July day on the 1000’ southwest facing wall, and it’s 5 p.m. I pull the rope through my belay device steadily as … Continue reading

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Ross Pass Rocks

Last weekend we went posse-style to the Bridger Mountains for some camping, climbing and bolting at Ross Pass Rocks, also known as RPR. There are approximately 10 routes there, and room for hundreds. The gray and blue-streaked rock is the … Continue reading

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Beartooth Pass

Last weekend we drove over Beartooth Pass after climbing in the Clarky. Awesome weekend and a lovely drive. I made this video for work, and it shows how high the snowbanks still are — about 10-15 feet:

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Finally, summer

It’s summer. On Monday, the day before the solstice, I pulled an 11-hour work shift in Big Sky. On the way home, Boots and I parked at the 35-mile an hour bridge in Gallatin Canyon. We left the truck at … Continue reading

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Spring

It’s starting to be spring in Southwest Montana. Wildflowers are popping up in the meadows and woods, and every five minutes it’s either raining, sunny or graupeling. The grass is actually green, the rivers are muddy, and some of the … Continue reading

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Women at Work film release

In summer 2010, Lorna Illingworth, Madaleine Sorkin and I spent 25 days in Northern Canada’s Cirque of the Unclimbables. Our goal was to free the original 1963 route on the sheer 2000′ southeast face of Proboscis. I made a 25-minute … Continue reading

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Bliss in the Batholith

Pics from this weekend — great crew climbing and camping in the Montana Desert.

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