Janus liked quoting Captain Kirk at the start of a climb. Gentlemen, risk is our business. It was funny the first time or two, but like most of the aspects of his personality, it ended up grating on you.
After a couple years, I was the only one left who would still belay him. I suppose I felt pity for the guy.
He tried hard to be Mr. Cool, spending a fortune on equipment and letting anyone borrow it as long as they wanted. People took advantage, of course. Climbers are selfish beings.
I hope they’re ashamed of themselves now.
I missed FF last week for the first time since I started. The Bahamas are beautiful, but the internet is not so hot.