1. Transition - Part 2

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    Janelle talks about the super light weight gear needed to race against the worlds best rando racers.

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    • Transition - Janelle Smiley's Road to the World Championship Ski Mountaineering Races

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      Janelle Smiley is from Crested Butte, CO. She has been rando racing for the last 5 years. This year you can follow her progress on the road to the World Championship Races in France this year via this five part web series.

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      • Mt Robson's Wishbone Arête

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        As we drove north on the Icefield Parkway, after talking to Nancy, the conversation was as lively as a cemetery. It seemed like Janelle had already mentally thrown in the towel. Me, the stubborn one, tried desperately to find the bright side of this dimly lite situation. "Well…at least after climbing the Wishbone, every other route we climb the rest of our lives will be better." Silence. "Just think, we are going to climb the worst route in the Canada, and maybe the world. The worst! That's kinda worthy right?" More silence. Things were not looking good. I resorted to changing the subject to the amazing views unfolding through Lulu's windshield.... ...Read the rest of this trip report at: www.smileysproject.com Filmed by: Janelle Smiley Mark Smiley Reiner Thoni Edited by: Mark Smiley Music: Heartlines - Florence + the Machine Whispers in the Night - Mumford & Sons Belong - R.E.M. Start Shootin' - Little People Special thanks to all the Kickstarter backers, and Nemo Equipment, who helped make this ongoing project to climb all fifty classic climbs of North America possible. Like the Smiley's Project Facebook page for more photos, and on demand updates: http://www.facebook.com/SmileysProject

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        • West Buttress of Denali: A Ski Descent

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          It’s easy to spot the civil engineers among Camp 14’s tent city, as their walls are constructed perfectly, with ice blocks fitting together to create airtight fortification. Once our little campsite was constructed we rested. About that time the routine of living on Denali set in hard and fast. The routine looks something like this... Read the rest of this trip report: www.smileysproject.com Filmed By: Mark Smiley, Janelle Smiley, Jared Inouye, & Aaron Inouye Edited By: Mark Smiley Music: Cosmic Love, by Florence + the Machine Generator, by Freelance Whales "Like" this ongoing project to climb North America's Fifty Classic Climbs on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SmileysProject

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          • Huntington - Presented by La Sportiva

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            Help keep the dream alive, and the Committed Series videos coming in 2013. Donors receive very cool rewards directly from the Smileys. Visit the campaign page here, with sweet highlight video http://goo.gl/tvDeJ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the first of several mixed climbing pitches. M5 is the Supertopo rating. I don’t mix climb that much, so I was nervous. This was evident in the amount of cams I brought….many. Ditching the pack, I racked up and was off. There was a lot of snow covering the rock, which had to be removed. I hooked and pulled my way up little by little. Having a fifi hook was nice when things got cruxy. I would fifi into the highest piece, and start excavating snow and ice to get down to rock, hook my tools onto some stupid-tiny granite crystal the size of a pencil eraser, and pull up to the next placement. Read the rest of this trip report at: www.smileysproject.com A Green Circle Production Filmed by: Mark and Janelle Smiley Edited by: Mark Smiley Music: Making Me Nervous by Brad Sucks Ghostwriter by RJD2 Gettysburg by Ratatat Presented By: www.sportiva.com Special Thanks To: www.mountainproject.com Mark Gwillim Mike Immerwahr Nicolas Payer Laurel Fan Gretchen Mallari Kenny Layton Kelly Contratto Dave Dolph Mahoney Danny Ricciotti Melanie Levin Logan Marlatt David Aaroe Darrell Houle Becky Sears Cristin Julian Jake Mutz

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            • Food Packing for Alaska

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              Here is what Janelle and I brought on a 26 day expedition to Alaska this year. The total weight was 113 lbs. We ended up using 2.5 gallons of white gas, and two mid sized fuel canisters for the Soto upright stove. On Denali, at the 14,000 foot camp we got a lot of food from other groups going down. Much of which we shared with others. At the end of our stay we had a lot of food that we passed on to others as well. 2 lbs / person / day is pretty standard. Add a little if you are a really big eater.

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              • Clyde Minaret in Subwarm Temps

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                The mountain came in and out of view as we hiked to its base. Neither one of us said much as we crossed the mini snowfield, as we knew this was going to be a cold climb. Not to say that climbing in the cold is as bad as sitting in city traffic, but we had been hoping that this “easy” classic climb would be warm and sunny as most other Sierra climbs tend to be.... read the rest of this trip report at: www.smileysproject.com Filmed by: Mark Smiley & Janelle Smiley Edited by: Mark Smiley Music: In Between Day by Ben Folds

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                • Avalanche on Campbird Road

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                  Janelle was filming Steve House (in yellow) climb a mixed route just south of Ouray CO when a big powder avalanche started to slide. Thankfully it was on the other side of the road. Regardless, the powder cloud totally covered us. No one was hurt.

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                  • NW Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

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                    Help keep the dream alive, and the Committed Series videos coming in 2013. Donors receive very cool rewards directly from the Smileys. Visit the campaign page here, with sweet highlight video http://goo.gl/tvDeJ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We started climbing at 4AM. To save time, we each attached ourselves to a fixed rope with a Petzl Tibloc (a simplified ascending device) to self-belay ourselves. Without a proper belay, we had to be in the mindset that we were basically free soloing the first five pitches. If one of us did fall the Tibloc would bit on the rope, and arrest the fall (hopefully). It was too scary to trust it, so we climbed like we were not going to fall. Read the rest of the trip report: www.smileysproject.com Get more photos and info of our journey on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SmileysProject Filmed by: Mark Smiley and Janelle Smiley Edited by: Mark Smiley Music: Weighty Ghost by Wintersleep

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                    • The Nose on El Capitan

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                      Nearly 3000 vertical feet of pure awesomeness. The Nose was the original line up El Cap. It is said to be the best rock climb in the world, and after completing it we would have to agree. Read the trip report: www.smileysproject.com Follow us on instagram: http://instagram.com/smileysproject Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SmileysProject Filmed by: Mark Smiley, Janelle Smiley, & Mandi McCowen Edited by: Mark Smiley

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