54" by 72" | Available | Oil on Linen
Security is mostly superstition...Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
-Helen Keller, 1880 - 1968, American author and lecturer.
One year I climbed the long East Ridge Route of the Grand with my son, Jason, and a friend, Kent. Coming down from the summit I did an evening pastel at the Upper Saddle. In the distance is the Middle Teton, and on the left "Wall Street" figures prominently as a wide ledge thinning to a point of no return on the Southwest or Exum Ridge.
Paul Petzoldt and Glen Exum were taking clients up the Owen Spaulding Route in 1931 when Paul suggested to Glen that he "go over and see if the ledge would go." Exum completed the climb and returned the same night to play a gig with his band in Jackson.
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