The snow geese fly over head. I have come accustomed to this now. They settle near my new home this time of year. I guess this is my new normality. Things to know about this time of year. And…Wow what a year it has been. Covid has been a bit of a thing. I know. Let’s digress. Ugh. This year held some amazing highs and … Continue reading 2020 Rear view mirror
A classic adventure. What does it consist of? An objective? A peak? Solitude, or a shared experience? Are there Trials and tribulations? Is there Triumph or agony? Certainly one does not come without it’s counterpart. This is what makes a true adventure. No peak is without adversity. No summit push is as easy as one foot in front of the other. No two trips are … Continue reading A thought on Adventure
So still working on my editing footage from my canyoning weekend, I’ll get to that soon. But in the meantime, I had a great opportunity to connect with AdventureSmart tonight via video conference and take part in a “Survive the night” training. An hour and a half training reviewing the basics of emergency survival when S hits the fan. Always good to take part in … Continue reading Adventure Training by any Means
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
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
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!
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
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.
2 and a half day road trip. Pacific Northwest. Caving through lava tubes, Sledding on a volcano in June. Sound like a good idea… Of course. That’s what we thought too. The group consisted of my brother Isaac, myself, my friend Tristan, and Graham, a mate from work. The proposed trip was formulated by Tristan, as an adventure to celebrate his 40th birthday. He had … Continue reading Let’s go Climb Mount St Helens
A crazy trip, 5 days, no sleep (well, barely), 2 guides, 4x4ing, tacos, and hell of a mountain to climb. This is how we mountaineer: Pico de Orizaba. And we’re off! 4/24/19 The day is here. Inception to realization. It’s 1145pm. I’m sitting at the tail end of a plane, 2 beers deep at Vancouver international airport. Exhausted from work. How did I get here? … Continue reading Once upon a time in Mexico