"I first began climbing with Marty in the spring of 1999 (10+ years ago). When I think back at the timid, novice that first knocked on his door, then remember the many climbs we have done together, I am truly amazed. I look at pictures of our current trips, and I hardly recognize the climber in them. Marty consistently and patiently mentors me. He always believes that I have potential that often I don't see. Because of him, I look at those pictures and I proudly say, 'That woman is ME! I'm a rock climber!' "