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As much as climbing has taken MEC Envoy and accomplished alpinist Sarah Hart to some impressive heights, it’s ultimately what keeps her grounded in life and on the rock. Fresh off a two-year climbing sojourn in BC, the US and Patagonia, Sarah is back home in Squamish, where inspiration comes from her long-term climbing partners, her desire for the flow state and the reality of living in a place with challenges stacked in the backyard.
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In July 2012, MEC Envoy Sarah Hart suffered a minor mid-life crisis, quit her cushy full-time desk job, and has been on one very long climbing trip ever since. She’s managed to keep her calendar full of adventures, including a trip to the Waddington Range in July, the Sierras in November, Patagonia for the winter, Indian Creek in April, and the Rockies in May.
Success in the mountains is a relative thing. In the grand scheme of mountain adventure, just returning home safely is success enough. So, by all accounts, when Jasmin Caton, Kinley Aitken, and I returned home after 11 days in the Waddington Range, we had succeeded. But our success was multiplied because we’d climbed three different mountains and we had got along like a house on fire. For three women who’d never climbed together in the mountains, let alone at the crags surrounding our home in Squamish, this was miraculous. Read more…