Many thanks to Blake Herrington for suggesting an adventure on Mt. Bute in the Coastal Range of Canada this past August. We were pretty much on a blind date and fared phenomenally well. While I admit there were times I would have rather avoided eye contact (namely during the bushwacking out), I ever appreciate Blake’s desire to understand and ability to communicate directly and from the heart in any setting, whether climbing or tent-bound for the week. Cheers to more adventures together! Click here for photos and to read Blake’s trip report. (Also thanks B for letting me get away with on;y editing).
There’s a profile on Blake and his inspiration for this route on the Mountain Gear blog.
And then read some tasteful mag spray on our climb from Climbing Magazine (8/30/13):