Happy Halloween everyone! On Sunday October 28th, I marked the official one year anniversary of launching Mike Off The Map, my project which started as a chronicle of my journeys and now has turned into something so much bigger. It’s been an incredible first year of stories, adventures, and new friends and future travel partners […]Read more "Thoughts On A Year of Blogging and My Competition Results!"
This weekend I have the honor of competing with a group of fantastic climbers in what will be my first true climbing competition. Limited to bouldering rather than full on roped climbing, I can’t contain my excitement and my anxiousness as I take my sport to a whole new height and win or lose, i’ve […]Read more "Race To the Top: A Preview of My First Climbing Competition"
I am a constant, ceaseless, and sudden traveller. I like planning trips on a whim, I don’t like to wait too long between ideas and action, and if I see an opportunity i’ll take it at any cost. My recent jaunt through the Northwest from conception to execution was planned out in the span of a few […]Read more "Travel Cheap and Travel Often: The Laws to Traveling On A Whim"
A wide expanse of white surrounded us. Off into the distance we were surrounded by towering peaks, white gully’s, and crevasses so deep that they fade into black. As the helicopter landed, it’s skids plunging into the icy layer, we felt so disconnected from civilization. We were standing on an active Alaskan glacier, millions upon […]Read more "Frozen Flight: A Helicopter Tour of An Alaskan Glacier"
The long hot lazy days of summer are over and while work and school influence a majority of the day, it doesn’t mean that the outdoors isn’t still calling. In fact, fall time is the perfect season to venture outside and enjoy some spectacular scenery. Foliage turns to yellow and gold, animals are out in […]Read more "Make the Most of Fall: Why Autumn is Adventure Season"
Mike Off the Map has gone quiet. Too quiet – and to my fans I apologize for the long wait in between updates. So what’s been going on? There’s been a long period of activity, projects for other sites, planning and executing trips and adventures, and I had little time to get back to my […]Read more "An Update and the Reveal of My Future Plans"