Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ueli Steck 2016 Tour - Boston



swiss machine, alpinist, climbing, solo, ice climbing, mountaineering

Got the chance to meet "The Swiss Machine" in person! Watching videos of Ueli Steck run, yes run, up mountains without a rope is jaw dropping. So to see him in person, be in the same room, shake his hand, thank him and tell him how much I enjoyed his presentation, was just as amazing for me!! Just a few photos of his presentation, Q&A, and autograph signing and photo taking.





The Man, the Legend, The Swiss Machine!




Presentation, Q&A, autograph signing
(3rd photo is Brian of MetroRock)


I wished I had brought my ice axes for Ueli to autograph....I could've fit them both in my day pack! There was a smart dude who brought a poster as well as his copies of The American Alpine Journal 2014 (88, Vol 56). Also, during his presentation he did mention sore/bad knees 4 times!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Black & White Rocks - Rock Climbing

anchors, static rope, top rope, middlesex fells, black and white rocks, pinnacle, rock climbing


Wonderful afternoon with Noreen, Boomer, Nuno, Nancy and David at Crag 1 (Pinnacle) at Black & White Rocks! Wanted to make sure that the hike wouldn't be too strenuous for my old buddy Boomer, so I suggested Black & White Rocks to Noreen. With its super short approach, Boomer had no problems! David and I were able to lead the very easy, very short Fern route. Then we spent the next several hours top roping. 




Nancy's first time climbing outdoors!

Noreen

David

Nuno


Easy Lead


Boston Horizon