over thirty years I've been climbing and have loved every minute of
it! My passion is exploring the high, wild and blank spots on the map.
I enjoy returning to share my adventures with internationally acclaimed
slide and video presentations, and with published stories about the
remarkable people and places I've seen.
Being the first to free climb improbably
steep rock faces is what I enjoy most. This desire lures me onto
many of the planets biggest, sheerest rock walls. Due to good
planning, a stubborn resolve to succeed and a belief that destiny is
in our hands, we have overcome our individual weaknesses to make the
first free climbs of seemingly impossible monoliths.
While I'm proud of all I have achieved,
I'm even more excited about plans for future adventures. The only thing
lacking is time and, realizing this, I've vowed to live my life like
a thrown knife.
I hope that people will view this web site,
read some of my stories, take heart from my lectures and be inspired
to make his or her dream become reality. I hope that when these
dreamers blow out the candles on their hundredth birthday cake, that
they can look back and be content that they used their time to the fullest.