Tonight I am proud to be a guest of In Ice Axe We Trust, a mountaineering podcast where i’m telling my story of our Mt. Elbert winter attempt in which we faced wolves, freezing temperatures, and snow which resulted in a turn around just 1,000 feet under it’s 14,400 ft summit. As a companion piece […]Read more "Mt. Elbert: A Climb Told In Photographs"
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"
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"
After six months of training and preparation I finally flew out west to test my skill and my evolution as a climber on the slopes of Mt. Rainier. It was a week that served as my introduction to mountaineering, climbing on snow, and ultimately having to make a difficult decision. Although our early morning climb […]Read more "That Didn’t Go As Planned: I Didn’t Summit Rainier, But I Didn’t Fail Either"
From the time I was a child, my dreams were the adventurers and the mountaineers, thousands of feet up, taking their last steps towards the summit and holding their ice axes high in the air in triumph. Climbing has become a passion, and a pursuit in life, offering a challenge, and in adventure, for a […]Read more "Destination: Mt. Rainier"