My boots literally fell apart; the soles came apart from the rest. I tried gluing them back together with rubber cement-- all I could find out there-- but no luck. Those sandals actually have better soles than a lot of boots do, and I've climbed a lot of peaks in them, even Class 4 stuff!
Smile? That would ruin my image!
No excuse. My kid's boots died on Mt Lady Washington but we still got smiles on the summit!
My boots also - still had to backpack out.
I once discovered the wonders of duct tape when my boots fell apart on me during a three-nighter in the Sierra Nevada.
Oh, the boots had nothing to do with this. They were dead two days before. Smiling just ruins my stoic image; I fancy myself the Clint Eastwood of the mountains. No rebuttal necessary!
this one. Pretty cool shot of us! Also, I've got to say Bob's sandals seemed to work pretty damned well. He slipped but never went down, which is more than I can say for my climbs in Glacier!
It must have been amusing to watch my stumbles, though.
I liked the one where you "gently" pulled up just before plunging over the abyss into Hidden Lake.
That had nothing to do with your footwear and everything to do with Glacier's lousy rock.
I was just up on Dragon's Tail myself a few weeks back. Nice summit shot, fellas!
Awesome peak, huh? I'll write a TR soon and throw in a few cracks on Walt since he had to comment on my sandals!
Walt's a punk. I look forward to your TR.
And, yeah, Dragon's Tail was fun. Actually, we'd gone up Reynolds and I liked what I saw over at Dragon's Tail. So I told my buddy we should go bag it next. And we did! Great scenery. Weathered out of the park by the next afternoon though.
I hope you did the North Face traverse on Reynolds; that's a great route. We were originally going to do that and then DT, but it was so damn windy that we decided to stay away from that goat trail. Walt tried again the next morning and got almost to the summit when a nasty storm forced him to retreat. I felt bad for him-- hope he gets back.
I wanted to do the NF traverse as well, but had a couple of noobs (as in, haven't really ever climbed a mountain before - ever) with me. While the class 2 way up the backside was fun, it was way more mellow than I'd hoped for. Trivial, unfortunately. Still, a great time!
Well, you're a tougher man than I. I climbed it via NF three years ago and went down the SW slopes, and I recall thinking I'd never want to go UP that scree on the SW route. I hope those noobs paid you well in cold beer.
Oh, man, did it ever. There was horizontal rain and hail blowing into my face and I couldn't see a damned thing - I was climbing by the Braile method. Pissed me off so much that I drove to Colorado. Be sure to mention our rival high schools in your upcoming trip report and pay no attention to that CP guy... anyone who climbs like 489 summits in 33 days can't be trusted.
"489 summits in 33 days"...Walt, let's not over-exaggerate, my friend. I've only done like -160- so far this year.
Great caption, too.