Steph Davis and Jimmy Chin sorting expedition gear

Steph Davis and Jimmy Chin sorting expedition gear

So, the planning for the Pirate Valley Expedition has been going on for almost a year now, but now that 2009 has crested over the horizon things have shifted into a higher gear. Jared left yesterday for South America, he will be spending the next 2 months guiding rock climbing/mountaineering courses for NOLS in Chile. Josh is about to start work at the NOLS southwest branch in AZ leading an Outdoor Educator Course. I am in Salt Lake City trying to finish up some web and writing projects and then head to Joshua Tree for some climbing and photo work next week. Then I will be back in Salt Lake City to attend the Outdoor Retailers Show. There are still many logistical challenges before us and with the three of us spread out across North and South America, it makes me wonder how I ever planned expeditions before cell phones, email and the internet?

 

Dave Anderson

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