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RepostBy @: "A lot of peers and colleagues questioned my intentions when I announced that I was moving to New Zealand for a year. Moving to the edge of the world may have seemed like career suicide, but for this aspiring alpinist, it felt like the best way forward.
Where else could I live and work as an American freelancer in a civilized town; have access to mountains with 3,000m (almost 10,000 feet) of prominence (truly Himalayan in scale;) climb long alpine ice routes; and then packraft out--without driving more than a couple of hours from the house? Wanaka, New Zealand became @’s and my home for this year; for the last six months I’ve been living with intention: planning these missions out; training every day; and developing my skills.
Now, the plan is coming together: for the next few months, from now until December, I’ll take on some of New Zealand’s greatest mountains by their technical routes. From Mount and a handful in-between. Climbing, skiing, and packrafting--living out my multi-sport mountain dreams.
I’ll be sharing every step of the journey, so if you’re keen follow along! Check out the link in my profile to watch and see more. Stoked to be getting after it with @, @, @, @, @, and more!