Friday, 21 May 2010

Tommy Caldwell Charity climb of Mescalito on El Capitan

In an effort to raise funds for Layton Kor medical care Stewart M Green and his friends have put up the website for donations and the possibility to climb a classic with guys like Tommy Caldwell, Conrad Anker, Steph Davis etc etc.

And last week Swedish Eiger pioneer (first ever Swedish accent of Eiger) and Big Wall lover Mikael Sribhadung made a charity accent of Mescalito on El Cap with Tommy Caldwell and raised 4000 USD for Layton. Mescalito is one of the longest routes on the big stone and the 4 day accent was remarkably fast given that this was the teams first climb together. Back in the early 90th Sribhadung was a rising star in Sweden and a true all round climber comfortable on sport climbing, Ice, Big Walls and In the Himalayas. After years of absence from the big walls of the world Sribhadung is now back for the second time in a year on El Cap and in great style. Only time will tell but I think a big wall project in Pakistan is on the Sribhadung radar.

On his Facebook status Stewart M. Green comments on the accent: "Thanks Tommy Caldwell for guiding Swedish climber and businessman Mikael Sribhadung up Mescalito on El Capitan in Yosemite last week for a $4,000 donation to the Layton Kor medical fund...both of you guys rock!!"

All of you out there go to the site and make a small donation!