The Making of Performer

I climbed a new route on Mt. Whitney's northeast face last Spring. It is not an ordinary montaineering route because its path was determined by motivations that fall outside the established traditions of alpinism. Rather than finding an expedient route, or one that would offer interesting climbing challenges, I simply overlaid the letter "P" on an image of the mountain and attempted to follow its course.

"Performer" route Mt. Whitney (14,500ft.) II 5.2