Sunday, June 14, 2009

Another grant!

The Monarchist's Cookbook received a Mountain Fellowship grant! Thanks to the American Alpine Club, Eric Dalzell, Matt Van Biene, Mike Pond, and I are headed to the BC Coast Mountains on July 17th. In the meantime, there's lots and lots of training and preparation. Dehydrating food, building finger strength, and regaining ankle flexibility. Who knew rehydrated curry could be so delicious?! As our departure date looms closer, the stoke builds. We are all psyched for our project. Many thanks to John Scurlock for the pictures provided of the route. I encourage you to check out his website at The photos here are incredible! Whether you are snooping around for a new line, or simply need to wade forehead deep in alpine beauty from a desk chair, John's got you covered. Also, check out the fabulous AAC at They've taken good care of climbers for a long time, and I'm honored and grateful to be among the grant recipients of 2009. They do a lot for the climbing community beyond funding expeditions. Enough shameless plugs for now. I'm headed for the hills.