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ROAD TRIP CHANGINGGEARS at the international climbers’ meet

By Forest Altherr, photos by Andrew Burr

I

lay in the back of my truck with the curtains drawn to block out the desert’s

commitment to live the life I had romanticized in my mind. At one point I had a plan to meet up with the AAC International Climbers’ Meet (ICM)

and megaphones. This implacable routing collided with my plans and by the possibility of smuggling myself into the park—or ending my trip

thought, than to seek out others who shared my passion. Like a boulder crashing into a stream, a huge obstacle diverted my

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