Tom Walter dragged my arse up and down this thing so fast, I knew he really would rather have been back at the tent having a slow morning with Maggie Gordon. RIP, Tom. You were the greatest! BTW, the NOLS course changed my life. It was too good to end, so when it was over, I dropped out of law school and met two of my classmates in Yosemite Valley for climbing all September. (Hi Cozzie and Theo!) Then on to six years of the ski bum life in Tahoe. Never looked back. Best decision I ever made!
"No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he’ll keep coming back and back until one of you is dead."