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Revival in the Waddington

Author: Graham Zimmerman

November 19, 2012

Graham, Blake Herrington, Scott Bennett and Forest Woodward spent three weeks exploring granite in the Waddington Range, BC.

Injury. A word that many of us climbers and outdoors folk try to avoid thinking about. We strive to reduce our exposure, but there are always times when, in order to reach our goals, we must stick out our necks. And once in a while, this results in a major set back. 

Over a year ago I had an icicle collapse over me while ice climbing in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, in significant injuries. Earlier this fall, I made my return to the big mountains of the world with my good friends Scott, Blake and Forest. We headed into the Waddington range and had an amazing trip. It was the first time that I had felt confident and healed since getting squashed so many months before. This is a short film documenting that journey. Huge thanks to all the folks who were so integral to my recovery and huge thanks to Blake, Scott, and Forest for being such rad partners in such a beautiful range. 

Graham Zimmerman

Heavy coffee drinker. Sporter of Moustache. Totally crazy about alpinism and the experiences, challenges and relationships that come from it.

Having climbed new routes in the Pakistani Karakoram, shot films high on the volcanoes of the Atacama desert and run complex logistics in the wilds of Ethiopia Graham is a multi-disciplined expert who excels in the wild corners of the world. As an alpinist he has won prestigious awards in New Zealand and the United States for first ascents on four continents. Based in Bend, Oregon he lives a life focused on creativity, inspiration, precision and adventure.