We are all trapped. Trapped in a bubble, waiting for it to burst. Isolation from quarantine has gone from interesting to frustrating. We are all armed with backpacks and beef jerky waiting to explore. We are ready at the door. So until then… We Zoom!? My friends and I have joined onto the craze of video conferencing. Weekly meet ups, where we can discuss the … Continue reading The Wonderful Adventures of… Zoom!?
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
A short trip. Well earned break for all of us. The objective: Garibaldi Lake, with attempt at either Clinker Peak or Mt Price. We’ll see what happens….It was a leisurely start, partially because my Isaac had daycare drop off duties to take care of first, and partially because we still had to pick up Avy gear from the rental shop in Squamish and they weren’t … Continue reading Garibaldi, by winter.
Today signified my first race of the year. The Icebreaker 8k. A short and sweet 8km race in Steveston. Weather was good, the rain/snow held off for the morning. My pace was surprisingly acceptable by my standards, considering I haven’t put in a good run in the last 4-5 months. I was stoked. Not so much because I couldn’t wait to get back into running … Continue reading First one of the year
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.
So here we are. The beginning of 2020. I just got back from a few days rest out of town, and finally have a moment to plug in. I’ve been thinking back over the year. 2019 was definitely a year of taking things to the next level. Working on building my climbing skills (of which I don’t have much), a few big projects, Pico de … Continue reading Rear View Mirror 2019
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.
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!
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
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