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My Rockclimbing story

evanbb
27/11/2012
1:29:59 PM
Hi guys

I did a story-telling night recently for ABC and this thing called "Now Hear This". It was pretty fun, and good public speaking practice for anyone in the market. Video at the link.

http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2012/11/26/3640981.htm?site=canberra


shortman
27/11/2012
1:52:07 PM
Nice Evan. Well done

evanbb
27/11/2012
1:56:04 PM
The rope across the belly indicates how much weight I've put on since quitting.
Olbert
27/11/2012
2:58:33 PM
I just don't understand how you quit. Is there some sort of climbers anonymous program?

evanbb
27/11/2012
3:04:18 PM
Getting fat, having a baby and dislocating my (other) shoulder sure helped.

..::- Chris -::..
27/11/2012
3:39:48 PM
Nice story, well spoken... I enjoyed it very much.

Hope you get back into it again, plenty of safe, easy, fun to be had with climbing (as you know)

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers
Chris.
Estey
27/11/2012
6:32:54 PM
Good effort mate.

If you do ever feel the need to put back on a harness there is a growing group of climbing parents in Canberra who are doing their best to sneak out for the odd half day. There is also talk of family camping trips close to crag and canyon. PM me if interested.
climberman
27/11/2012
9:41:45 PM
You speak well Evan, nice story.

The rock never goes away....

benjenga
28/11/2012
6:49:36 AM
I enjoyed that Evan, I hope Canberra life is treating you well.
One Day Hero
28/11/2012
10:27:56 AM
Nice one Evan, many mozzies out in the sculpture garden?

The take home message from this vid? Although I usually carry my rope "backpack style" as Evan did here, if I ever find myself talking shit up to the non-climbing public I will make sure to do a mountaineers coil thrown casually over the shoulder.......looks much more manly. Also, I'd find an old-school helmet.

evanbb
28/11/2012
10:37:47 AM
Agree ODH, should have used a bucket helmet. I was stoked to find my rack of slung stoppers that I have never used sitting in the shed still.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
28/11/2012
10:59:51 AM
It was short and sweet (thanks for the link), but the facts that you still hang about on Chockstone, and have gear stashed away, belies the fact that you have 'quit'.
;-)

I have learnt from your experiences though...
* Keep away from bouldering as it will do one's shoulders in!
* Absquealing in a remote location is unhealthy for your climbing psyche!
Heh, heh, heh.
One Day Hero
28/11/2012
11:32:37 AM
Also, that opening cracked me up......Evan, trying to convey an ultra hardcore adventure "We were a good.....10km from any other person" Fail!

Pudgy public servants in the audience are pondering "hmmm, well I walked 4km home from work this afternoon, and that didn't seem too epic"

Much better would have been something like "As far as we could see in any direction, there was no sign of another human being" Sounds more.......manly

evanbb
28/11/2012
12:35:49 PM
Worst thing was as the Australian Raven flies we were only about 2k from people.
kieranl
28/11/2012
1:59:17 PM
Good story but terribly envious that you guys had a boat up Lake St Clair. When John Stone and I went in there in the late 70s the boat wasn't running for some reason. It was a long day to Pine Valley Hut. The walk-out in heavy rain was even more of a slog.
And we didn't exactly bivvy inside a cardboard box on the M1 but it was close :)

oyccos
28/11/2012
9:57:58 PM
Great story Evan, you captured and conveyed climbing attitudes so very well.
mattbrooks
29/11/2012
2:34:06 PM
Nice one Evan, have nearly had that Epihany a few times myself! The addiction is still too strong though!

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