ABSTRACT: Colorado Springs native Stan Boucher recounts his years of mountain climbing, which he began during high school. As an adult he moved to Boulder, where he became involved with the Colorado Mountain Club. Over the years he has taught more than 400 climbers and is known for giving a climbing safety lecture. He tells of many experiences as a rock climber and reads some of the poems he has written.
Subjects: Boucher family history, mountain climbing, rock climbing, rock climbing equipment in the 1940s, climbing accident in Cheyenne Canyon (near Colorado Springs), German prisoner-of-war prison break near Colorado Springs during World War II, Colorado Mountain Club, finding a dead body near the First Flatiron in 1946, rescue of a climber from the Third Flatiron, safety lecture for the Colorado Mountain Club climbing school, climbs on Pikes Peak, first ascent of the north face of Hallet’s Peak, first ascent of a route on the north face of Capitol Peak, poetry, poems read (“Picture of an Ancient Geezer, with Nailed Boots”, ” Something Has Happened to Rudi”, “Of Bras and Icy Steps and Falls from Grace”).