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  • El Potrero Chico Part 2: A Breakthrough

    El Potrero Chico Part 2: A Breakthrough

    Everything at EPC changed once I met Ryan, and through Ryan, Sean. Ryan and Sean were roommates from Ohio who were meeting a crew of friends down at EPC for a week of climbing multi-pitch. Ryan and I hit up a multi-pitch called TNT, a five pitch 10a. I ended up leading the 10a pitch, […] Read more

  • Spanish Struggles, Urchin Roe

    Spanish Struggles, Urchin Roe

    I had my first exposure to language submersion on my second day in San Juan del Sur. My two Spanish speaking friends and I decided to take a walk up the hill to where Jesus stood looking out over the small city. The night before we had befriended a couple from Argentina, Chaly and Nati. […] Read more

  • A Shout-Out to Tea and Bread

    A Shout-Out to Tea and Bread

    September 8th and 9th Lake Louise A hike was in order. I left Canmore and drove the beautiful Route 1 to Lake Louise, where, despite the sun in Canmore, it was even colder and stormier than the previous few days combined. There, I went up and joined the throngs of people getting their picture taken […] Read more

  • NZ Road Trip Part 3: The Southern Alps

    NZ Road Trip Part 3: The Southern Alps

    I had heard of the Rob Roy Glacier track from Terry, who I lived with in Arrowtown. She had gone out to the hike for a nice saturday day trip and described it to me as “a lovely walk.” The lovely walk requires a brave trek on a long gravel road and several stream fords […] Read more

  • NZ Road Trip Part 2: The Fiordlands

    NZ Road Trip Part 2: The Fiordlands

    The first thing we did when we got to Manapouri was go for a walk on the Kepler Track. It’s one of the many great tracks of New Zealand and the beginning of it is a smooth, mostly flat walk through lush Fiorland woods. We did the six or so kilometers of the track out […] Read more

  • NZ Road Trip Part 1: The Catlins

    NZ Road Trip Part 1: The Catlins

    The Catlins refers to the southern coast of New Zealand basically between Dunedin (pronounced DooNEEden). There are many towns throughout the area but much of it is protected native bush, or what others might call forest. Between the large swathes of native bush are the quintessential NZ agriculture fields featuring friendly sheep and cattle as […] Read more

  • Letting Go of “Wanderlust” and Instead Just Being Grateful

    Letting Go of “Wanderlust” and Instead Just Being Grateful

    I’ve found myself in an interesting position. I have been extremely lucky has to have traveled a lot in my life thus far. In these travels I have met many people whose main goal in life is to keep traveling as long as possible, seeing as many places as possible. Everyone has their own way […] Read more

  • On Pictures of Yourself Climbing and Saying Goodbye

    On Pictures of Yourself Climbing and Saying Goodbye

    Finally, some proof that I do actually clamber up rock faces instead of just talking about it. I don’t usually worry about getting photos of myself while climbing. I honestly think that unless it’s professionally done they don’t really come out that well. But I went out with a really friendly group of folks a […] Read more

  • Wye Creek!!!

    Wye Creek!!!

    As I wrote last week, I have been able to go out climbing a respectable amount considering my intense work schedule. Considering how much “holiday” I take in general right now it’s only fair that I spend a month here and there doing nothing but make money. Upon the ending of that month, however, I […] Read more