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Summer Summary

It has been a while since my last blog, it has been hard to find the time and motivation to sit and type at a computer. There is just soo much to do. This is going to be a very type light blog and basically just photos.

After our adventure up McBride we headed back to the Squamish and met up with my sister Heather. She is also a climber so we spent a couple of days taking her climbing in the bluffs and up the lower apron of the Chief.

Heather took to crack climbing easily, the style seemed to suit her.

We only had a couple of days in Squamish before we went to Vancouver to meet more of my family. It was nice to catch up with every one and see some sights of the city and eat some tasty food.

After a few days in the city we were glad to return to the mountains. We found a spot by the river and de-compressed

We went climbing in Seal Cove, saw a seal and had the place to ourselves before the sun came around and started to cook us.

We went hiking on rest days when we didn't feel like climbing.

Matt never thought we carried enough food.

Caught up with friends from the winter.

One of the big highlights of the summer was climbing the chief. We got to the bottom of the first route at 6am and had it all to ourselves for a few hours before we came across anyone else. Our choice of routes to get to the summit was Diedre into Boomstick into Butt Light. It was an epic day out, the climbing was fantastic the whole way up and the view from the top was great.

Another highlight was climbing the route Skywalker on my birthday. We also met up with our friends Steph and Stu from the UK. They are on their own round the world climbing adventure.

Not long after that we met up with another friend in Vancouver. Sarah was on her way to the Yukon as a science leader for an expedition but she came in a few days early so we could have a catch up.

Meeting Sarah changed the course of our summer. Sometimes opportunities arise and it would be silly to say no.

So that's what my next blog will be about, the Yukon and how we ended up there. Stay tuned.

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