charles wrote:Steve1215 wrote:I'm sure Guyzo would not mind me mentioning California's other illustrious Stonemaster, Tobin Sorenson--the boy from Covina, California.
From the late 1970s, here are a few of Tobin Sorenson's major alpine climbing accomplishments:
FA of the Dru Couloir Direct, Chamonix, with Rick Accomazzo
First continuous ascent of the Eiger Direct, with the late Alex McIntyre
A ropeless solo ascent of the Matterhorn North Face, done in 8.5 hours
Grand Central Couloir, Mt. Kitchener, Canadian Rockies, with Jack Roberts
Sorenson later died in a fall on Mt. Alberta's North Face, during a solo attempt in 1980, at the age of 25.
Here is a photo of Tobin Sorenson from my image bank:
The only point where I could even half way relate to someone of that calibre is that I also wore EBs
It's said that he soloed the Matterhorn North Face while wearing a pair of Levi's blue jeans. How times have changed.