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Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tuesday

Postby hamik » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:30 am

The Evolution Traverse (5.9 VI) is widely considered the greatest of the Sierra ridge traverses. After making the traverse for the first time, Peter Croft is said to have remarked, "it is the best traverse I have ever done." With over 8 miles of technical terrain and nine peaks over 13000 ft, it dwarfs the well-known Thunderbolt to Sill Palisade Traverse and is harder than the seldom-repeated Minaret Traverse.

Join us at Caltech in Pasadena on Tuesday, November 1, 8:15 pm as Michelle Peot, also known as fossana on SummitPost, tells us of her journey across the magnificent ridge that has thwarted so many other capable climbers. The Caltech Alpine Club is hosting this event for free (no tickets required); there will be food, drinks, and good company, so come join us for this awesome talk!

There are more details (including location and directions) on the event page. You don't have to RSVP, but if you do, I can make sure to get enough food and drink! See the Facebook page for RSVPs.
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Re: Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tue

Postby mrchad9 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:39 am

That is outstanding... very impressive doing it solo. How long did the route take?
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Re: Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tue

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:38 pm

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In the name of all that is holy and sacred !!!

Time to get MOTIVATED

...do some badass Sierra shit--or eat a steady diet of government cheese!





:!:


congrats!


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Re: Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tue

Postby fossana » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:01 pm

mrchad9 wrote:That is outstanding... very impressive doing it solo. How long did the route take?


Thanks! I had wanted to finish it in 2 days, but ended up finishing at 7:30 am on day 3 due to my inability to eat at that altitude.
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Re: Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tue

Postby MoapaPk » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:43 pm

She is incredible.
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Re: Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tue

Postby Princess Buttercup » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:28 pm

+ infinity!! Awesome, Michelle. I know you worked really hard for this one!! Congratulations, again!
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Re: Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tue

Postby EManBevHills » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:34 pm

Quite a fantabulous accomplishment, Michelle!
You are now officially -- and certifiably -- gnutz, ha, ha!
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Re: Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tue

Postby Vitaliy M. » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:06 pm

Really bummed I do not live in the area to see the prezo. Really impressive, and her TR on supertopo is awesome too.
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Re: Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tue

Postby Luciano136 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:06 pm

Solo? Very impressive! Congrats!!
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Re: Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tue

Postby fossana » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:19 pm

Thanks, everyone! It means a lot coming from the SP crew.
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Re: Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tue

Postby graham » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:18 pm

Very impressive Fossana! I read your excellent TR on ST; great read, great beta & photos, and great play-list 8)

The Evo-traverse has been on my bucket-list for some time. Now, you’ve got me inspired to put it on the 2012 calendar (at least to run some recon trips) and start training harder for the Evo-Challenge. Hope to see you and other SPers at the slideshow.

Cheers,
Rick Graham

ps. thanks for making the talk start at a ‘commuter friendly’ 8:15pm
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Re: Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tue

Postby fossana » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:16 pm

thanks, Rick. Hope to see you there. You have Hamik & the Caltech Alpine Club to thank for the time.
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Re: Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tue

Postby Blair » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:17 pm

I will try to make it. Im all for supporting this, and again, bravo Michelle on a helluva nice tick

Hope to make it that night for the slideshow. Maybe I can drag along some of my crew, maybe even Captain Beefheart himself will make a apperance
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Re: Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tue

Postby MCGusto » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:32 am

Absolutely amazing accomplishment.

And solo... :shock:

Hoping to be there for the slideshow at Caltech.

Thanks to Hamik and the others at Caltech for setting this up, along with Reel Rock and the Banff Festival each year, too.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there,

Gusto
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Re: Evolution Traverse slideshow by Michelle in Pasadena Tue

Postby fossana » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:29 pm

Thanks again and hope everyone can make it. Would be nice to put faces to everyone's SP handles.
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