SOLID Jamie and David Lamb prepare for marriage’s peaks and valleys by climbing a mountain to tie the knot
By Carlo Wolff
o hear Jamie and David Lamb evoke their wedding is to hear happiness. To watch the YouTube video of the event and see their wedding pictures is to be dazzled. Call their wedding an “adventure wedding.” Call it an “extreme wedding.” Call it fantastic. Jamie and David exchanged vows – and rings – last July 22, about 100 feet shy of the peak of The Chief, aka the Squamish Chief. It’s a granite monolith some 2,300 feet high next to the town of Stawamus in British Columbia. The day was overcast but dry. It was very long. The two say it was wonderful. “It was harder than we thought,” Jamie says of the climb she and David made, tethered to each other over more than nine hours. She rhapsodizes about the scenery. “It’s
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also just beautiful. It overlooks water that is half ocean and half glacial melt, so it’s an incredible color. It’s stunning.” Jamie is 29, David 33. Jamie grew up in Pepper Pike and graduated from Hawken School in Gates Mills. Until she left the area for Colorado in 2003, she attended Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood three days a week. Jamie, the more experienced climber of the pair, is the daughter of Scott and Leslie Alperin of Mayfield Heights, and David, a professional athlete who now works for Edward Jones, is the son of Larry and Becky Lamb of Steamboat Springs, Colo. Getting to their wedding perfectly symbolized the marriage itself. It also augured well for their life together.