Being on a wall is something more than just pulling on rocks. There’s a oneness that exists in a moment of difficulty that brings us into singular presence. This type of focus happens so rarely in today’s busy world. Check out @backcountry ‘s website for more images from our trip to Bishop!
Had a wild time getting to know a new climbing zone (new to me anyhow) last time rolling through California. Nothing like pulling on some conglomerate and topping out with views for miles!
The ice had just began to melt on Dudh Pokhari, the second largest of he Gokyo Lakes. The color of the water revealed is one of my several favorite colors; glacier blue.
A break in the clouds offers a beautiful view of Lake Alta descending off the Remarkables Ridgeline. The next time I visit I either want to climb the Grand Traverse here, or ski off... Seasons will determine which comes to pass.
Sunrise missions to the mountains. Stoke levels were high as we broke through the clouds and saw the mountains sprawling out on the horizon.
I know it’s basically summer... but we still have eyes on some ski objectives here in the PNW! @coppious I’m looking at you!
It’s interesting the little things you remember about a place, like the sound of the wind picking up and the prayer flags rustling next to one another.
This was an actual moment, not a staged point. That’s a satisfying feeling.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. ~ Marcus Aurelius
To build a life based on taking chances, learning, failing, learning some more, and trying again. That’s all I can ask for.
I try not to forget the brevity of our time on Mother Earth. A lifetime is but a blip, but within it we are continually changing, learning, believing that we’ll always have more time. In an era of the continual ability to keep ourselves busy, we can lose sight of why we’re doing what we’re doing. To me, those who we surround ourselves with both physically and emotionally are our greatest checks that we’re maintaining course.
Sunshine, little cabins, big mountains. It really doesn’t get better than that.
Looking forward to some peaceful desert moments this year... lost under the stars.
While in Nepal I learned that the colors of the prayer flags represent different elements; space, air, water, fire, and earth. I think if I had a choice, I would be earth, my connection to her is strong. What would you be?
The Oregon coast offers some wild landscapes, shaped and sculpted by the fierce waves of the Pacific. Places like these remind me of just how powerful water is, a life force of its own.
I like going to bed beat up, worn out, well used. We’ve be given these wonderful tools to see and experience and be a part of the world, it sure would be a shame not to take every opportunity to seize those moments.
One of my favorite animals, the guanaco. Also, anyone feeling a winter trip to Patagonia?