Tonight brought us our first presidential debate of 2020, and just like everything else this year… it… was… not exactly a good time.
Let’s take a look at a few of the more cringeworthy moments, from everyone involved.
Not a great look when most Democrats are lukewarm on the nomination. Trump is right about this one — I’m sure members of the far-left wing of the Democratic Party weren’t too pleased with this remark.
Also, you should avoid saying dictator-like things when one of your primary attack points is calling your opponent a potential dictator. …
What can you do during a quarantine?
If your nation is the USA and your understanding of the concept “quarantine” is less than rudimentary, you can go alpine climbing!
Some photos from the summer of 2020 in RMNP. Photos shot on iPhone 6S or 35mm film. All photos copyright mine.
I got interested in climbing the Blitzen Ridge in Rocky Mountain National Park this summer, after several acquaintances asked me if it was a good beginner alpine climbing objective. (Alpine climbing here defined as remote & technical rock climbs in the high mountains). On paper, rated 5.4, the climb seems quite approachable.
I free soloed the route in August 2020, finding it enjoyable, but in my opinion, far from a beginner route. This article will be a trip report with some specialized advice for beginner alpine climbers who might be considering the Blitzen Ridge.