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Slideshow (43 photos)

Rai Lei (Thailand) (map)
 

Beach combers (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

 

Fishing boat with light bulbs to attract fish

 

Jim with funny glasses (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

 

Noi and the boatman

 

Hanging out on the beach (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

  Ao Nang
 

Martin and Jim on the boat (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

  Ao Nang Tower
 

Orange Chandeliers: View looking down from a few pitches up on Orange Chandeliers

 

Orange Chandeliers: Martin at the first belay of Orange Chandeliers

 

Orange Chandeliers: Martin on the crux of the first pitch of Ao Nang Tower (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

 

Orange Chandeliers: Martin and Jim on the first pitch of Ao Nang Tower (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

 

Orange Chandeliers: Martin leading the route next to Ao Nang Tower (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

Orange Chandeliers: Martin (again) on the crux of the first pitch of Ao Nang Tower (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

  Defile

Mai Pen Rai: View from the top of Mai Pen Rai

  Escher World - Tum Choee
 

Best Route in Minnesota: If this was the only route in Minnesota, then it would be the best one; otherwise, it's a guano-infested, slippery arete (although the initial traverse, shown here, is quite nice)

  Fire Wall
 

Chicken Muscle: Martin rapping off Chicken Muscle

Chicken Muscle: View from the top of Chicken Muscle, looking towards East Rai Lei Beach

Chicken Muscle: View of Ton Sai Bay from the top of Chicken Muscle

  Happy Island
 

Don't Worry, Be Happy: Martin leading "Don't Worry, Be Happy" on Happy Island (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

 

Land of Smiles: Close-up of Jim on Land of Smiles (5.12) (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

 

Land of Smiles: Jim leading "Land of Smiles" on Happy Island (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

Land of Smiles: Jim leading "Land of Smiles" on Happy Island (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

 

Land of Smiles: Jim leading "Land of Smiles" on Happy Island (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

 

Martin wading out to Happy Island (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

  Hueco Wall
 

Sam I'm Not: This route starts in a cave, then emerges out onto the face at a hole just below Martin

  Maui Thai
 

Maui Thai: The first route we did in Thailand was a steep one -- Maui Thai

  One Two Three
 

Kratoy (Lady Boy): Martin doing splits on Lady Boy

 

Massage Secrets: Martin arriving at the second belay on Massage Secrets

  Thaiwand Wall
 

The King and I: Leading the first pitch of The King and I

The King and I: Jim, at the top of the second pitch of The King and I

 

The King and I: View from the third pitch of The King and I

 

The King and I: Martin rapping from The King and I

  Ton Sai Bay
 

Lucie painting (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

 

Lucie swimming (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

  West Rai Lei
 

Naked Martin and Udsie

 

Jim and Lucie (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

Rai Lei Beach (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

 

Sunset at Rai Lei Beach (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

 

Swimming (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

Topless women at East Rai Lei Beach (Copyright Udsie Villarica)

 

Open-format house where we stayed; the house is set back from the beach (Copyright Lucie Wellner)

 

Deck of our house on East Rai Lei (Copyright Lucie Wellner)

Martin and Udsie looking for an available boat to return to Ao Nang (Copyright Lucie Wellner)

 

Long-tail boat operator with West Rai Lei Beach in the background