Well it’s been an action packed month. I flew into Las Vegas at the beginning of Oct. and joined my uncle and cousin at camp Kyrgastan on the edge of Red Rocks National park. We climbed almost everyday for a week and I was able to get in some last minute training for my rock guide exam which started on the 13th. It was great to spend some time with family and acclimate to the desert and sandstone.
The Exam started with a mellow day sport climbing at some chossy limestone crag while we waited for the red rock to dry out after 2 days of torrential rain. The next 4 days we climbed long moderate routes finishing with the area classic Epinephrine. I would like to thank everyone at the AMGA camp for making my trip possible with minimal gear and expenditure.
I flew back to Stockholm the 19th, expecting a new baby girl. I didn’t have to wait long, the night of the 21st Anna and I caught a taxi to the local hospital and 24 hrs. later little Alexandra was born.
Quite the experience, hard to put it in words. I just feel very fortunate.