Mikhail spent the summer living with his girlfriend, Tianna, in Vancouver, giving him almost immediate access to Squamish every weekend. As such, I’ve been subjected to his endless Instagram feed of boulder after boulder. With only a couple weeks before Mikhail returns to school, Noah and I drove to Vancouver, picked up Mikhail, sat in traffic in Stanley Park for an hour, then finally made it to Squamish.
Lorraine on Crystal Method, V5. I was looking for an angle and put my camera and flash down to the right of this boulder. I felt a couple wasps sting my leg, and a few more started to get a little comfortable crawling up the leg of my shorts, so I left my gear and went back to my bag to grab a lens. Tianna called me back over, and pointed to the swarm of wasps covering my gear. No exaggeration – a legitimate swarm of wasps, covering my camera. Mikhail then donned a McGyver-style bee keeper suit and grabbed the flash. After he sent the problem, he snuck towards my camera and came charging over the rock, camera in hand – not one sting.