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Alpine Works | Life Above Treeline – an interview with Bill Briggs


“The more time Tony and I spend researching fun, interesting lines in the mountains around Boulder, Colorado the more we hear the name Bill Briggs – Bill time-trialing the flatirons, Bill speed soloing Gerry Roach’s top ten flatiron classics, Bill on the Glacier Gorge traverse, Bill on Longs Peak, Bill linking fourteeners, etc. Bill Briggs permeates every aspect of Colorado running, climbing and scrambling in such a way that he became a sort of myth to us, directly integrated into our vernacular. When cruxing on a move or struggling on a extended traverse, we would often joke that Bill would probably just march right up this or casually solo it in his running shoes. We look up to Bill, he is one the greats who laid the foundation of extended, single day pushes on complex alpine terrain in the Colorado Rockies. To our great pleasure, Bill accepted to sit down with us for a couple of hours over a beer to answer some of our questions for the Life Above Treeline interview series. Being as humble as he is, the conversation does not impart how exceptional some of his accomplishments are, but does give some insight into his approach to the mountains.”

Read the entire interview at Alpine Works: Life Above Treeline – an interview with Bill Briggs.

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