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A Desert Climber’s Life


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Most climbers have had fantasies about buying an old van or camper, ditching their jobs, and living the life of a full-time dirtbag. Alf Randell is one of the few who's followed through with them. Randell, 53, has spent the past ten years climbing the splitter cracks of Indian Creek, Utah, where he lives in a truck-mounted camper and earns money by fixing climbers' blown-out shoes. The dialogue in this video profile of Randell is hard to understand, but the footage of him working and climbing in the southern Utah desert make for great weekend stoke.

 

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