|Rob Kelly leading the Great White Book on the Stately Pleasure Dome, Tuoloumne. 1987|
My friend Rob Kelly died on this day in 2006. I've been thinking of him all day today and thought I'd put up some of the photos I have as a remembrance. We shared real adventures together in some of the most beautiful places in the world. He was a reliable and trustworthy climbing partner and friend and he died too young.
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In 1986 Rob, Don Hamilton and I climbed in the Canadian Rockies and the Bugaboos in British Columbia.
|Rob Kelly on the summit of Mt. Athabasca in the Canadian Rockies. 1986|
|The Howser Towers peeking over the Snowpatch (left) Bugaboo (right) col. 1986|
|Approach to Pigeon Spire, the view from the Snowpatch Bugaboo col. 1986|
In 1987 I climbed with Rob in Tuoloumne Meadows in the Yosemite high country. We did many of the classic rotes including the spectacular Regular Route on Fairview Dome.
|Rob on the Great White Book in Tuoloumne. 1987|
|Fairview Dome, Tuoloume. 1987|
|Rob Kelly high on the regular route on Fairview Dome, Tuoloumne. 1987|
|Rob Kelly after a swim in an icy lake in the Yosemite high country. 1987|