“Manufactured Desire: How Much is too Much?” Climbing Magazine, January 2009.
“When hunting FAs, most seek splitter cracks, edgy arêtes, or overhanging waves. Not Jeff Mottershead, 29, a Vancouverite and physics doctoral student. The obscure object of Mottershead’s desire was a tree-choked, dirt-filled gully on the rainy Squamish Chief. Today, after 1.5 years of Herculean toil and $14,000 spent, Mottershead et al. have unveiled what might be the most notable (and controversial) example of vertical reclamation ever: Europa, a seven-pitch 5.8…”