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The Tetons – Summer, 1960

I went to the Tetons for the express purpose of learning to climb, and I did so by attending the Exum Mountain Guides climbing school, shortly after I arrived. I had secured a job at the Jackson Lake Lodge, as the fountain … Continue reading

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Chamonix – 1965

My 1965 climbing season started in the Moab area, followed by Yosemite Valley. As summer approached, I drove across the country with Doug and Susie Tompkins, in their VW bus. Or was it with Royal Robbins and Liz? I was en … Continue reading

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Ski-Bum Winter #4, Sugar Bowl, CA and Aspen, CO – Winter ’63/’64

My voyage around the world had been thwarted. Had I reacted in time, I would  have been able to avoid being inoculated with a needle that had just been removed from the arm of a person carrying serum hepatitis! Now, I … Continue reading

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