Category Archives: usa

roadtrippin’ in the usa

Seems it’s about time we posted on our latest adventures. After Angie returned from Peru and I from Alaska last October, we picked up our car from Angie’s parents in Pennsylvania and set out on a new climbing adventure through … Continue reading

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the ancient bristlecone pine forest

The ancient bristlecone pine forest national park is located just an hour from Bishop, CA in the desolate White mountains. The squat and gnarled pines represent some of the oldest living things on the planet with the oldest clocking in … Continue reading

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mariposa grove

Next time you head to Yosemite National Park, make sure you check out the giant redwoods at Mariposa Grove.

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nose in a day

Toby and I took four days to complete the Nose last week, hauling a massive bag up with us and setting up hanging camps as we went.  The style was adventurous and a novelty for both of us but didn’t … Continue reading

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riders in the storm: conquering the captain

It took one miserable storm, three airy nights and four back-breaking days on the wall, but eventually we lugged our over-sized haulbag over the final lip, pulled out the celebratory jerky (no biltong was on hand) and everything seemed worthwhile … Continue reading

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half dome in a day

Yesterday, Clinton Marteningo, aka “Ningo”, and I made an ascent of the NW face of the Half Dome.  Ningo was on form as usual and very nearly onsighted the whole route free, falling at just one point (on the first … Continue reading

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first days in the valley

I’ve now been a full week in Yosemite National Amusement Park, glamping-capital of the world (glamping stands for “glamour camping” if you haven’t yet come across this technical term.)  The only difference between Yosemite and an actual amusement park is … Continue reading

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