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If at First You Dont Succeed…

Author: Evan Stevens

November 19, 2012

Evan Stevens, Jeremy Blumel and Craig McGee flew into the Adamant Mountains of British Columbia this summer to attempt new routes and new free routes on the 2,000' walls of the Austerity Glacier. After having been there in 2008, they had a better clue of what they needed to do to open up some 15-20 pitch new alpine big wall free routes, and were planning to attempt free climbs on The Turret and Blackfriar. Here is their story. In 2008, this journey began with Evan, Craig, and those fickle weather gods...Never admit defeat! Evan, Craig, and Jeremy went back for more in July. And then back again in August. Third time's the charm?When the mountains give you lemons, make lemonade at Man Camp. Read about more of Evan's escapades into the great playgrounds of Canada, south of the border, Europe, and everywhere and anywhere else he can find stellar rock and snow on his blog.

Evan Stevens

Starting with the rocks and ski slopes of New York, Evan progressed to the ice and backcountry of Vermont for college, and accepted a job with the Utah Avalanche Center in Salt Lake City and Moab. During five years half-based in Utah, he was lucky enough to follow around some of the greats in the avalanche game, and when not on snow, climbed endless towers and splitter cracks in the desert southwest. In the middle of this time he stumbled upon a cute mountain girl from British Columbia and his bigamous love affair with her and her home province began. Evan is an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, and has spent five years on the board of directors at the American Mountain Guide Association. He and his wife Jasmin run Valhalla Mountain Touring, and look forward to cold smoke every winter and big walls in the summer.​