When you picture yourself getting close to 70, what do you see? How about scaling a cliff like you were still in your 20s?
Well that’s what Howie Richardson sees, and he is an inspiration to pretty much every climber out there. Howie has climbed all over the world, dodging dangerous situations and developing climbing areas for future generations. More than just being tough, he was also a university science professor and is a proponent for conservation. He’s perhaps most well-known to climbers for developing Skaha Bluffs, a world-famous climbing destination in B.C., Canada.
I interviewed Howie for the Northern Faces section of Gripped Magazine and asked him all about his life, what he does for fun, the issues with developing climbing areas, and how he sees the outdoors. It was published this month alongside beautiful photos from Kaare Iverson Photography and you can find it here.