Congratulations to Mark and Janelle Smiley for completing #20 out of the 50 Classic Climbs in North America.
I am very happy to announce you that me and my partners (my brother Olivier, Sean Villanueva, Ben Ditto and Reverend Bob Shepton) have just received the Piolet d'Or for our expedition in Greenland last summer. It is supposedly the most prestigious mountain award.
Milan, Italy hosted the first competition of the 2011 Bouldering World Cup. Congratulations to all our athletes that placed in the competition. Congratulations to Melissa Le Neve who took 3rd in the competition and to Alex Puccio (6) and Alex Johnson (8). On the men's side, Five Ten's Tsukuru Hori placed 6th and Gabriele Moroni in 7th. Great job to all our Five Ten Athletes!
Angie Payne, Vikki Weldon and Stacey Weldon claimed the top 3 spots at the 2011 Canadian Bouldering Championships this past weekend in Ontario, Canada. Magnus Midtbø took First on the men's side, while fellow Team 5.10 members Sebastien Lazure and Alex D. Johnson finish in the top 5.
After a nice demo at the South Austin Rock Gym, Ronnie, my friend Clayton and I went back to these food trailers that are scattered over Austin for dinner. Actually since the weather is like tropical here we have been exploring the amazing food options that surround us.Austin continues to amaze me with all there is to do. Great food, literally tons of climbing, and lots of people out to have a good time.
Rock climbing trips! I mean, Plastic pulling sessions... Someone put the Northeast on a freeze/thaw loop and bumped it up 20 odd- degrees. Every other day it rains, and, intermittently, 60 degree temps seem to want to shine through. Even worse is how quickly the forecast shifts. Psyched on a 4 day escape to the Gunks, I packed my tent and bag for the bus (my car being in disrepair), only to be rained on for an hour as the bus arrived late, and, drove past me.