We went to the new North Face store special event tonight. While I got to talk to Pete Athans, my wife admired the clothes (and price tags!). Pete is a very intelligent person to talk with. He has evolved from a very skilled mountaineer into a fine humanitarian. He works with the Khumbu Climbing School to help prepare high altitude Nepali climbers and workers. I talked with him about Anatoli Boukreev. I love Krakauer's writing, but after reading Beck Weather's and Anatoli's books on the Everest disaster, I wonder if his judgement was a bit quick.
Myself and Pete Athans
The store is nice. They have their official Grand Opening tomorrow and I bet it will be a zoo! I'm sure that it will provide the clothing needed to look posh in the downtown area. I will continue to be a patron of The Benchmark. I have dropped money there since I was 13 and they were located on Emerald!
So I guess the moral of the story is, I didn't get the roof on the climbing wall... again! I also didn't train tonight. Unless you call dodging wine toting socialites and cheese servers, exercise.