Friday, March 20, 2009
Show number one, and Beat Kammerlander
Nalle Hukkataival, Cody Roth, Beat Kammerlander, and myself.
Tonight we had the first Pure show in Austria. We started in St. Anton which is a small mountain community about one hour west of Innsbruck. This is basically the warm-up tour, and our show tomorrow night here in Innsbruck will be the first big one on the tour. Tonight a very well known climber and photographer named Beat Kammerlander (pronounced Bay-Yacht) came to the show. He is a living legend. He is over 50 years old and recenty completed a 5.14 route on traditional gear... very impressive. He complimented the style of the filming in the movie and I was humbled to hear such nice things from someone such as Beat.
The show was well attended, and we had about the turnout we expected - just under 100 folks made it a nice small show to a pretty core audience in a small mountain town. Bernd Zangerl did a cool slide presentation before the film called Lost in Peru about his recent bouldering adventures there.
I am please to announce that Underground Chuck has come out of retirement, and he... ahem... I spun a set of drum n bass tonight after the show while everyone was hanging out drinking beer. Nalle grabbed my camera and snapped the photo.
It was a fun night and our tour is off to a good start.
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