Hi! We’re Chuck and Maggie, and this is our story. We each have our own respective stories that began 65 and 51 years ago, but this is our shared story, which dates back a relatively short 14 years. We were introduced in the Red River Gorge in Kentucky during the 2007 Petzl RocTrip, and didn’t meet again until exactly one year later. In 2009, we entered into a long-distance relationship, and six months after our first 8-day-long climbing date in West Virginia, we moved Maggie from Michigan to Utah so we could be together all the time. All the time.
We retired in June of 2015 (yep, for real) to travel and climb together all the time. No more weekend warriors, no more saving up vacation time for weekday climbing days, or spending countless hours pulling on plastic in anticipation of those two weeks around the holidays. This is what we’ve shaped our lives to be. Every choice we’ve made in the past many years has brought us here, while at the same time honoring the “now”. We hope you like our story.
Some more stuff about us:
Petzl news about Chuck’s post-60 5.14’s!
Bros Not Pros: Maggie Odette, a video blog by Chris Morgan at Two Sherpas (for Zeal Optics)
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