Category: Livin the dream

September 24, 2011 / / Livin the dream
August 30, 2011 / / Livin the dream
August 17, 2011 / / Livin the dream

Students always ask me for my favorite type of climbing. These days that is a tricky question.  Years ago the answer would have been snow and ice covered mountains.  More…

August 4, 2011 / / Livin the dream
July 17, 2011 / / Desert Notes

Twenty eight hours and ten minutes.   Damn that little red notebook that innocently and quietly recorded my dreams and goals, even then it continued to haunt me. I think that…

July 12, 2011 / / Desert Notes

This is a rough draft of a chapter from the forthcoming guidebook that is to be published by Fixed Pin Publishing. Eph Hanks Tower Eph Hanks Tower is named for…

July 6, 2011 / / Alpine Notes

“Whoa, look.  People.  With shovels!” I exclaim as the band of brothers that is a Wind River Mountaineering course and I wander along an absurdly snowy creek ten miles into…

May 23, 2011 / / Livin the dream

We spent the overcast and wet day practicing skills.  Placing snow protection, clipping through fixed pro, traveling on a rope team, ice axe use and self arresting.  We were at…

May 4, 2011 / / Desert Notes

I wake up. Sometimes it is in the back of my truck, sometimes in a tent. It is usually in a sleeping bag. I usually mutter something like “oh fuck”…

March 22, 2011 / / Climbing

My 33rd birthday came and went without much fanfare.  I climbed a bunch of fun face routes up on the Zappa Wall in Cochise Stronghold.  I decided that I wanted…

January 25, 2011 / / Livin the dream

In the mornings, Tim, myself, perhaps Julia, or Brian, or anyone else who was there would sit around and be creative.  Sometimes that would take the form of carving spoons. …