The ‘Thrill of Victory’ but have a business plan

By Alan O’Hashi from True Stories of a Mediocre Writer

An ABC Wide World of Sports TV segment followed climbers George Willig and Steve Matous up an ascent of Devil’s Tower in 1979. A party of us climbed a route called Hollywood and Vine. We met George Willig and Steve Matous. Hollis is behind me. Charlie took the pix.

Catch and Release wasn’t the first time I’d experienced unique movie and TV productions. George Willig was the guy who got in trouble for climbing up the World Trade Center South Tower 2 in Downtown New York City.

In 1977, he fashioned ascenders that fit into the metal channels that went up the side…



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