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John Frieh

best of cc.com [TR] Alaska - The Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier 4/25/2009

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John inspires the rest of us to get the fuck off the couch.

I only hope my trip north goes so well as that.

 

Props John-

Way to get it done right!

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the best I could do was a little over a week off and the list of people willing to gamble the money on a week trip to the gorge was very short. I dont blame them... the odds of spending the week eating, sleeping and shoveling out the tent were good.

 

:wave: that was me

 

Making me wish I would have just ditched this CPA shit and spent some time and $ at the Ruth...glad you slayed and didn't get slayed. Lets get ready to roll to The Wadd.

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fuckin eh john, sounds like all your dedication is paying off big time.

 

 

good job ya schmuck :brew:

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:laf:

 

Problem here is on this trip I was the MOG... so you might want to make sure/remind Doug that he likes being the MOG or start hitting the chocolate milk :brew::grlaf:

 

Thanks for all props everyone... glad you liked the TR :)

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Hahahahaha

 

I love it. The nice part about being a MOG is there is plenty of you to go around. The chocolate milk idea both frightens and intrigues me. BEEFCAKE! However, Both you will have to fight off the wifey for your piece of the action. She's tiny, but fierce. :battlecage:

 

Oh and nice job Bryan, making John go North with a hate bag. Some kind of friend you are! :lmao:

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Awesome guys!

 

I'm stoked you guys pulled it off, and awesome props to mr homebuilder for the discipline to stay fit to pull this trip off!

 

(and of course, i love that sexy white pack)

 

BTW, I would not make any plans that are contingent on fighting off Doug's wifey. She is fierce.

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[soapbox]I find it comical that climbers will gladly drop $$$ on new gear (that they only end up selling a few years later when something "better" comes out) but refuse to spend any $ on a training seminar... something they will "own" the rest of their life and will only improve/enhance their climbing. Go figure.[/soapbox]

You're missing the point; the reason climbers buy new tools, fatter skis and lighter packs is so technology will enable them to climb harder and easier with less training! :D

 

Nice job on the routes; we flew in a few days after you guys and watched the aves rip in all directions. For those who don't have a clear idea of what the objective danger on the approach to Wake Up is like - here's a pic of the hanger belching.

 

wake_2009-05-12_.jpg

 

 

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Better late than never?

 

Reconnected with Tim this past weekend who Doug and I met during this trip... he passed this pic along. The two dots in the couloir are Doug and I on The Escalator on Mt Johnson:

 

tim_photo.JPG

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