Contest: Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Answer this correctly for your chance to win ENO camping lights!

• In 1972, I authored the now famous essay, “The Whole Natural Art of Protection”

• “The father of clean climbing.”-Climbing Magazine- referred to my 1973 hammerless ascent of Half Dome with Galen Rowell and Dennis Hennek. This visionary ascent was featured on the cover of National Geographic and is widely credited for ushering in the modern standard for clean climbing.

• My first ascent list includes Dark Star on Temple Crag, the longest alpine rock climb in the Sierra, V-Notch Couloir on Polemonium Peak, Ice Nine on Mt. Mendel, and the 2nd ascent of Ama Dablam in Nepal, to name a few.

• I led the first continuous ski traverse of the 250-mile John Muir Trail in 1970.

• I hold the current speed record for skiing the Sierra High Route: 50 miles and over 11,000’ elevation gain/loss in 22 hours.

• I  have been climbing for 58 years.

Can you name this iconic Sierra climber?

Who Am I?

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  1. john balawejder

    Doug Robinson has a recent and terrific book called ‘The Alchemy of Action.’ It concerns, among other things, the biochemical cocktails we create in our systems by our adventurous lives. Well researched and written, anyone interested in what is unfolding inside of them will find this often witty read, mixing science with Doug’s personal search and quiet bravado, a fit. His shamans brain and laser focus, well earned from a lifetime of playing on his own personal edge, play well together. His insights on our biochemical psychedelia fits into his outlier perspectives, and will blow your mind! Recommended read for the intrepid.

  2. john balawejder

    Zen,as referenced by Mike Crowell’s letter,seems a different perspective than mine. His, to me, seems to be a state of unattachment, in this case ‘from’ politics. My understanding of Zen runs in the way of ‘non-attachment, a difference that says the anything can be considered and considered deeply; politics, religion, relationships, etc. but that to not attach to it, non, instead of un. This is a clearly stated position in many Zen practices, and is considered as a keystone to liberation from worldly things. You go through something without getting caught in its web, the basic illusions, rather than going around it. It may seem like splitting hairs here but this Zen truth as I’ve been taught, lies in this subtle, but powerful, difference. cheers,JB


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