In climbing, the key to a successful ascent is preparation. A climber must be able to rely on a strong body, a calm mind, and reliable equipment. Whether in the gym, or scaling monolithic desert towers, a good climber is always ready for changing conditions, carrying the supplies to keep them safe, secure, and energized. […]Read more "Get In Gear: The Five Basic Items Every Climber Should Have"
At the entrance to the Khumbu valley, in the foothills of the Himalayas, lies the town of Lukla. As the trailhead for all treks and expeditions to Mt. Everest and the other Himalayan giants, Lukla is the starting point for every climber and trekker. However those who dare to climb to Everest’s summit must first […]Read more "Lukla: My Journey to the World’s Scariest Airport"
The great Nancy Sinatra once reminded the world that her boots were gonna walk all over you. While i’m sure Ms. Sinatra was not referring to multi-day treks in the Grand Tetons (and in the event she was i’m extremely impressed) she obviously had a commanding knowledge of boot shopping. Today’s hiking boots come in […]Read more "These Boots Were Made For Walkin’: Ten Things You Should Be Considering When Buying Hiking Boots"
Today is officially the first day of spring! it’s time to get back outdoors, get active, and try new experiences! I wrote this article for the excellent Pocket Ranger blog for first time climbers this season!Read more "Climbing 101: Your Guide to Getting Started This Spring Climbing Season!"
Spring break is a hallowed time for all college students where the possibilities for travel are limitless. In those ten days, away from books, exams, research and deadlines, many offer themselves to the idea of tropical destinations, adventure, or finding their own in a place rich in cultural and historical significance. However despite the destinations […]Read more "Spring Break Travel: Travel Farther, Spend Less!"