Last Saturday, Wiktor, Jerome and I headed back up to The Peach. While Jerome and I had a blast reclimbing the route, Wiktor hung it out there, jugging up lines fixed to anchors consisting of equalized pins driven into decaying limestone. "Try not to weigh the rope," I advised him as he lowered out from a station to begin a free-hanging jumaring session. But not even the yawning void under his ass could make his hand tremble. After all, you would not want the footage marred by camera shake, would you? The result is a fine video of a fine route.
Wiktor hanging it out, camera, multiple lenses and monopod in tow. Photo: Jerome Yerly.
I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where I am a physics professor specializing in Canadian Rockies' choss. I have a broad range of interests: alpinism, ice climbing, drytooling, sport climbing and bouldering.