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Kroese climbs incessantly
Mark Kroese, the former publisher of Microsoft's late, literate, online magazine Mungo Park, has moved on to, as they say, "other things." Like coaching his kid's little league team and driving all of his friends into delirious bouts of envy by climbing absolutely incessantly. It just isn't fair. From Yosemite's big walls to first ascents in Canada's Maritime Provinces, the man is clearly having way too much fun.
As the breezes of autumn blew away short summer vacations for the rest of us, Kroese never skipped a beat. Those perfect fall days, crisp and clear under blue, blue skies, found him climbing at Smith Rock, or was it in the Sierra, or perhaps the deserts of eastern Washington? In fact, it was all of them.
Out of spite, we denied him a chance to gloat in words over this envious life he's living of late. But presented here is Exhibit A, a few snaps from a few weeks in October, a reminder of what we all should be doing.
Peter Potterfield, Mountain Zone Staff