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Inner drive pushes climber to THE TOP
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester, N.Y.
Subjects: Sports training; Ice; Climbing; Weightlifting; Feet
Author: Fallesen, Gary
Date: Nov 6, 2003
Start Page: F.31
Section: Rochester Weekend
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GARY FALLESEN Scott Backes cut his baby teeth on the mountains in Alaska and the Canadian Rockies in 1980, going so far as to attempt climbing a rarely ascended route on 11,420-foot Mount Kitchener in one day on his first visit. When Backes (pronounced back-eez) speaks at the Rochester Rock, Ice & Snow Climbing Club's meeting Sunday, he will deliver this message to fellow flatlanders: Your excuses are gone now.

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