The Skip Day

We go and go and go. We work, and train, and grocery shop, and train, and try to keep in touch with everyone, and train. It’s a lot. It’s good, but it’s a lot. I am training for upcoming running races, cycling races, and endurance challenges. Assuming they are all still a go. Albeit, it’s been a slow return. I thought I would touch on … Continue reading The Skip Day

In the void of adventure

So. Here we are. A world of adventurers. In a time unknown to us. Lost in the ripple effect of Corona Virus. At home (hopefully). Keeping on, keeping on. Isolated pods. How do we stay motivated. Moved. Moved to pick up a map and start drawing the line of our next adventure? Piecing together the next Epic? In short, by will. Please. Please do not … Continue reading In the void of adventure

Time and the Maintenance of it all.

In my mind I am an adventurer, an explorer, a seeker of the world around me. I look forward to the next big project. Whether it’s cycle touring, backcountry exploring, peak bagging, whatever. I cherish the long days on the bike saddle, or off the beaten path. In reality I am a 38, soon to be 39 year husband and father working in the city. … Continue reading Time and the Maintenance of it all.

Alpine Chips, Juicy Danglers, and other colloquialisms.

So, in the world of just about everything, we all have our own unique twists on words, nicknames for things, acrinims. Our own isms, if you will. Surf culture has their own language. Ski culture has their own language. The “new slang” of it all, and not of The Shins varietal. I thought it would be fun to compile a list of slangs and sayings … Continue reading Alpine Chips, Juicy Danglers, and other colloquialisms.

So we climb!

Well, end of November, early December. The year is wrapping up, my climbing gym is closing soon for renovations. Small window in the weather saw clear skies last weekend, and with impending changes to the weather on the north shore of Vancouver, combined with me and my cousins newly anointed lead climbing course under our belt, we headed outside. After spending the last year gaining … Continue reading So we climb!

One step closer

So here’s a short one. An update really. As I have been slowly getting into rock climbing, there has been this nagging feeling that eventually I will have to up my game. I have been climbing roughly once a week for about a year now. Tackling the slow progress with my brother and cousin. Top roping, building my strength and skill, and trying to imagine … Continue reading One step closer

In the company of strangers

A predetermined pick up point. A set location to hike. Blue bird skies. The only thing missing… My friends? So recently I had an opportunity for a quick rip up one of the Squamish local peaks. The weather had been perfect all week. Work was dragging on, and I needed a pick me up. I had put a shout out to my usual crew, but … Continue reading In the company of strangers

What drives the Adventure Race?

It’s only a handful of days until we pack up and make our way to Vancouver island for the annual MOMAR (mind over mountain adventure race) in the Comox valley. A 30/50km (depending on your level of masochism) multidisciplinary race consisting of kayaking, mountain biking, and orienteering. I am racing with my friend Jason, whom I have done MOMAR with before. Also joining us this … Continue reading What drives the Adventure Race?

And just like that it’s over.

I woke up just before 6am. It was cool this morning. Not cold but cool. Enough to realize that summer is packing up and leaving town pretty soon. I’m up in the Cariboo on a Dad’s and kids camping trip on my friends parents property. What a riot. It’s labour day Monday, and the next chapter of life begins again tomorrow. A shift away from … Continue reading And just like that it’s over.

The next big project

Well it’s official. My flight is booked. I have signed on to join a friend of on an amazing climbing experience in Mexico at the end of April. We will be flying down for a 5 day mountaineering trip that promises to be one for the books. Pico de Orizaba. The highest peak in Mexico (3rd highest peak in North America). It’s summit sits at … Continue reading The next big project