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
Months ago. Precovid, a buddy and I were roaming around at the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure Show, and came across an adventure way too good to pass up. A full day of guided canyoning with a few of our good friends. Repelling waterfalls, navigating river canyons, and getting the opportunity to see parts of the local terrain that most folks will never get the chance to … Continue reading A day in the Canyon
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
So in light of having a spare week off, I managed to get in a quick trip up to Norvan Falls. North Shore, North Vancouver. Not far from home, but healthy for the maintenance and the unwind to say the least. The sword ferns new growth is certainly showing through. Now a quick couple days rest and off to my canyoneering adventure. Here’s a snipped … Continue reading Quick rip to Norvan Falls
Super stoked to be able to tackle this bad boy. Me and my buddy J first connected with FX canyoneering back in February at the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure Show, before the world went sideways. We have a unique opportunity to tackle a day of crazy canyon drops, repelling through untouched areas, and views that are second to none. Keep posted for our experience in the … Continue reading Up next… Canyoning.
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
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.
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.