Standing on my first Summit.
People often come and go through our life and some leave a bigger impression on us then others. In 2005 I went to the Rockies, I din't exactly have a plan for my trip I just packed a few things and was confident that I would find some adventure once I got out there. I met Neil Baker at a climbing shop in Banff and after a few conversations he invited me to come along on a scrambling trip in the Rogers Pass area. We ended up climbing Ross peak and spent the night right on the summit. It was the beginning of my climbing career.
Neil and I ended up climbing a number of peaks together over a few years but eventually lost touch. I'm very bad at keeping in touch with people. Even my family I have a hard time staying in touch. It's a flaw that I recognize and am trying to work on. As with a lot of my friends that don't live in the same city, I didn't keep in touch with Neil but he is the definitely someone that I looked up to and he had a lasting impression on me. A truly great person.
I've been scanning some of my old slide film, the images below are just a few from our climbing adventures.
I hope you are doing well pal.