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1968:  Don Decker - who taught me to love climbing.   <br /> <br />English Lit professor at Ricks College in Rexburg, ID.   <br /> <br />Summit of the Grand Teton.   <br /> <br />Don was later killed soloing in the Tetons - leaving a wife and nine children.
1968: Don Decker - who taught me to love climbing...
1969 Just out of high school - learning to climb.   <br /> <br />What's funny about this picture and the hip belay is that Yvon Chouinard is on the other end of the rope. <br /> <br />Yeah, paid him $15.00 for a day of climbing and teaching.  Got the boat ride across Jenny's Lake as part of the deal.
1969 Just out of high school - learning to climb. ...
1969 Arnold Woodruff Miller (dad) - age 55.  Belaying on the Exum Ridge.  Between the ages of 55 and 65 he climbed most of the Teton Peaks.
1969 Arnold Woodruff Miller (dad) - age 55. Belay...
1974 First Grade IV with Larry Conrad.  South Buttress Direct of Moran.
1974 First Grade IV with Larry Conrad. South Butt...
1976 Leslie Miller near the summit of Sassolungo (Langkofel). Dolomites <br /> <br />Summer in Europe.
1976 Leslie Miller near the summit of Sassolungo (...
1976 RKM and Leslie Miller.  Summit of Matterhorn - Zermatt in the background.   <br /> <br />Summer in Europe <br /> <br />
1976 RKM and Leslie Miller. Summit of Matterhorn ...
1976 All the right gear for an ascent of the Hornli Ridge - Matterhorn.
1976 All the right gear for an ascent of the Hornl...
Leslie Miller - Hornli Ridge in '76.  Mismatched gloves repurposed from a garbage can in Zermatt.
Leslie Miller - Hornli Ridge in '76. Mismatched g...
Summit of Matterhorn.  About 9:00 am.  Celebration with a $5.00 ('76 price) can of coke. <br /> <br />August 8th, 1976
Summit of Matterhorn. About 9:00 am. Celebration...
Topless beach at Nice, France.  1976
Topless beach at Nice, France. 1976
Where we spent 90% of the nights.  Student Eurail Passes.  1976
Where we spent 90% of the nights. Student Eurail ...
Marshall Woodruff Miller - age 9 or 10.  Top of Castleton Tower.
Marshall Woodruff Miller - age 9 or 10. Top of Ca...
Steve Bowen, base of Wheat Thin after following Waverly Wafer.  Late 70's. <br /> <br />We told him to 'tape up'!
Steve Bowen, base of Wheat Thin after following Wa...
Steve Bowen.  Top of Louise Falls, Canada.  1984. <br /> <br />First and pretty much last ice climb for poor Steve.
Steve Bowen. Top of Louise Falls, Canada. 1984. ...
Blair Rich - El Cap attempt.  Mid 80's
Blair Rich - El Cap attempt. Mid 80's
An early ascent of Moses North Face.   Late 70's.  Long before it was called Pale Fire. <br /> <br />RKM, Blair Rich, Steve Bowen
An early ascent of Moses North Face. Late 70's. ...
1982  Last pitch of Shiprock.  Totally camouflaged to avoid detection.
1982 Last pitch of Shiprock. Totally camouflaged...
Top out on the Nose with wives and friends - June '75
Top out on the Nose with wives and friends - June ...
El Cap Tower in June '75.  Swami belt and Levis! <br /> <br />With Floyd 'Tex' Bossier.
El Cap Tower in June '75. Swami belt and Levis! ...
Black Ice Couloir, Summer of '82? <br /> <br />Three ice tools total, one Salewa screw, one wired stopper and one piton. Perfect rack! <br /> <br />Bret Olson wearing shorts and Super Gaiters.
Black Ice Couloir, Summer of '82? Three ice tools...
The old A5 pitch on the West Face of Sentinel Rock - Yosemite, '95 ? <br /> <br />Small TCU's make it easy.
The old A5 pitch on the West Face of Sentinel Rock...
West Face of El Cap.  Fast and free (except one move on the first pitch in the dark). <br /> <br />Team Bitter/Miller. Maybe '90/91
West Face of El Cap. Fast and free (except one mo...
1997  Polar Circus - Canada. <br /> <br />Photo by Bret Ruckman
1997 Polar Circus - Canada. Photo by Bret Ruckma...
Top of the Chouinard Herbert on Sentinal.  Fast and free. <br /> <br />Team Bitter/Miller  '93?
Top of the Chouinard Herbert on Sentinal. Fast an...

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