My friend Don Vockeroth is a pioneer in Canadian mountain climbing and anyone who climbs in the Rockies is standing on Don’s shoulders. Don has an impressive list of first ascents, but always did it humbly and quietly, and always for the adventure, never for the glory. He also had a wicked sense of humour in his climbing, but I’ll get to that later.
In the early 1960s Don was instrumental in the first alpine helicopter rescue (this is the story behind the song “Fearless”). In those days helicopters…Read more