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Peter Croft on How Ice Cream Fuelled Him

The legendary free-soloist talks about visiting Ontario in the 1980s and his high performance diet

Peter Croft is one of Canada’s top all-time climbers with a number of important firsts over the past 30 years. In the book Fifty Favorite Climbs: The Ultimate North American Tick List, Croft listed The Evolution Traverse VI 5.9, a link-up of Mount Mendel, Mount Darwin, Mount Haeckel, Mount Fiske, Mount Warlow and Mount Huxley as one of his favourite climbs in.

In 2000, legendary climber Royal Robbins said the following about Croft: “Peter has been my hero for many years, ever since he came blazing out of nowhere with his stunning free-solo ascent of Astroman on Washington Column in Yosemite.”

In this short video clip, Croft talks about his high performance diet while visiting and climbing in Ontario in 1987, including why he ate a carton of ice cream. During his stay, he made several first ascents – including that of the legendary 12-metre roof crack called the Monument. Check out the full history in the short film Monument soon.

Peter Croft on Diet

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