July 30, 2008
OK guys and girl,
I’ve finally gotten everything together on my end so I could get you guys the final details. Pay attention, you will see this material later…(sorry, one of my favorite expressions from military school)
Arrival in Salt Lake
Dean – 5 Aug.
Sean – 6 Aug
Sarah – 5/6 Aug
Chris – Already there
Sean- we already spoke about this and you are all set. The room will be under your name and available for you on Aug. 6th
Dean & Sarah
Mammut Switzerland is sending two of their athletes over from Europe to compete in the bouldering comp. I am going to have each of you share a room with one of the athletes. Could be kind of nice for you guys to spend a little time with these cats. You know, athlete to athlete stuff.
Dean – your room will be available starting 5 August till 12 Aug. and your roomie will be Jonas Baumann from Germany. Feel free to spend whatever nights you want in that room, I know you have options. The room is under Jonas’ name.
Sarah – your room will be available starting 5 Aug till 12 Aug. and your roomie will be Nina Caprez from Switzerland. Same as Dean, the room is there for you so feel free to use it as you see fit. The room is under Nina’s name.
Dean – 6 Aug (booth set-up), 7-8-9 Aug (comp)
Chris – 6 & 7 Aug (booth set-up)
Sean – 7 Aug (booth set-up), 8-9 TBD
Sarah – 6 Aug (booth set-up), 7-8-9 Aug (comp)
We’ve also got a few things going on with the Rock & Ice climbing wall that will involve all three of you (Sean, Dean & Sarah), I’ll bring you guys up to speed on that stuff once we are all in Salt Lake. I apologize in advance, but it will probably require some running back & forth between the comp site and the Salt Palace.
That’s about it for now. I leave for Utah on Friday and will be there working with Pete over the weekend. Anyone driving in from places that have real beer, if you bring me some you are first on the list for a raise next year! Call me (cell-###-###-####) if you have any issues or questions, see you in Salt Lake.
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Mammut Sports Group, Inc. - USA
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Long Live the Mighty Mastodon!
Oh man, do i love the summer Outdoor Retailer! Last year it required a month of wicked Tufa climbing in Greece to recover from the madness we've created with the Nationals Comp on top of the Shilo Inn. I don't think i slept more than 10 hours the entire 9 days i had obligations at both O.R. and the Nationals Comp. If you didn't make it last year, you missed out, but this year will be even bigger and better! Prepare to be wowed!
I think I'll need two months of recovery this year. Maybe Malaysia this time??
July 25, 2008
We'll be back in Idaho this weekend. Heather has a conference in Boise, so I'll be a lone bachelor looking for some trouble! I hoping a return to Riggins will be in the cards while Heather is away and before i need to be in SLC for my bi-annual obligations at Outdoor Retailer. I don't look forward to the heat of SLC in August and would much rather be in Canada, but it's always great to see my industry friends and other athletes who i only get to see a handful of times during the year.
I finally picked up this months issue of Rock and Ice Magazine. Heather and I got word from a few other climbers while in Riggins that we were in the August issue. Kudos to Nathan for such fine photography skills. I felt it an honor to be in the same spread with Mike and Tammy too. Super cool.
Not so much about climbing in this entry. Just rambling.
July 21, 2008
July 20, 2008
Three videos containing separate attempts on John Deere. The first doesn't show the lower 20ft of easy 5.10 climbing. The third video shows the top crux sequence. Pretty boring video, but something to pass the time while i compose a blog post in the next day or two.
July 17, 2008
Here's a short little clip me falling off the final boulder problem before the big pod/rest. Right hand on a left slanting crimp. Deadpoint/dyno to a right slanting slopey crimp. Oppose forces while feet are flying to catch a high left foot! Stick it or fly. Usually fly. Getting if off the hang every time, but not on the attempt. Pretty fun though.
July 16, 2008
July 14, 2008
July 13, 2008
Image 1: That's me on John Deere 5.13d(+)!
Image 2: Heather bouldering at Ruby Rapids.
Image 3: Chad having fun on "the warm up" at Ruby Rapids.
Image 4: Heather teaching drivers education. The Devil Drives a Deere 5.13a.
Image 5: Look closely and you can see Heather (bottom left 1/3 just starting up Chicken Dinner 5.13a.