Living the Dream Posts

January 25, 2012 / / Uncategorized
December 28, 2011 / / Uncategorized

I generally try to stray from posting primarily photos of the happenings in my life in this venue , trying more to focus on the…

Read the PostPreparations

December 25, 2011 / / Alpine Notes

“Well it looks like it is your lead” Matt says with a motion up toward the crack. “Uhh, you won the rochambeau fair and square. …

Read the PostBlack Elk Speaks

December 12, 2011 / / Livin the dream

Finishing a course is usually a mixed blessing for me.  Life is decidedly simpler in the mountains or out at the crag.  The simpleness of…

Read the PostLess Is More

December 2, 2011 / / On Being a NOLS Instructor

The large windows that make up the far end of the A Concourse  at Denver International Airport afford a panoramic view.  I sit at gate…

Read the PostHomeward Bound

November 15, 2011 / / Livin the dream

“Hey Dane do you mind if Kyle and I climb a few pitches?” I ask as Dane descends from the Morning Glory Wall with a…

Read the PostThe Beckoning

October 24, 2011 / / Climbs

It was on Scott’s list.  It was his goal but I didn’t really mind doing it either.  Standing at the base looking up at the…

Read the PostAdventure Punks

October 15, 2011 / / Livin the dream

“What’s your gut say?”  Patrick asks me as we stand on the west edge of the Upper Fremont Glacier; dark clouds billow over Fremont and…

Read the PostKeep on Looking Up

September 24, 2011 / / Livin the dream
September 4, 2011 / / The Inner Workings

I don’t claim to know what it is all about.  I want to figure it out, but by no means do I have all the…

Read the PostVain Pursuits

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…

Read the PostThe Reason…(part I)

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…

Read the PostRunning Down a Dream

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…

Read the PostEph Hanks Tower