So when you’re not a dirtbag. You don’t live in a van. You don’t eat fine dining from the local shell gas station, or take “gentlemen’s baths” in public bathrooms, but you respect the life and the free spirit approach to spending your time climbing, what are you? Dirtbag Adjacent? I respect the culture, and truthfully, I wouldn’t be hard pressed to dive in to … Continue reading Dirtbag Adjacent
Do you plan out your years adventure objectives down to the fine details? Or just go where the wind takes you? I find myself somewhere in the middle. I have my agenda if you will. My big ticket items squared away. The ones that require some forethought. The ones that are multiple days, or hella logistics. The one I end up cashing in Alpine chips … Continue reading And what about objectives.
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
You find yourself with only days left of work. Hours really. You suddenly realize that the slow process begins. It almost creeps up on you. The transition between work life “you” and adventure “you”. The shedding of skin. We’ve all been there. The peeling off of workplace responsibility, the digging out of gear. Bedrooms, or home offices being monopolized by our backpacks, tents, and such. … Continue reading The Anticipation of Adventure
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
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!?