Scaling the multiple routes on The Chief – an imposing rock that draws rock climbers from around the globe – was like a religion for my brother.
Weekend warriors drove to the base of The Chief from Vancouver, where they’d break in their new climbing gear, while often mesmerized by my brother’s seemingly effortless scaling.
Sometimes, he worked as a climbing guide and coach. Could aspiring young climbers learn from the guy? Absolutely.
But did they want to live like him?