Tag: thoughts

The OR Experience

The OR Experience

Outdoor Retailer isn’t just about all the shiny new gear. There are literally tens of thousands of people in attendance, and most share the same interests. So stimulating conversation is never far! Plus, this is the only trade show I’ve ever been to where 4:30 is beer o’clock, with the […]

A Night Circus

A Night Circus

This is, at its core, just a short ‘conditions’ update on Polar Circus… The plan was hatched like many others between Jeff and I, a late evening phone call to discuss our so-called ‘climbing plans’ for the next day. Jeff hasn’t been climbing much this winter, so I proposed something […]

Memories

Memories

“All the crazy shit I did tonight, those will be the best memories” – Kid Cudi, “Memories” There are moments in life — as well as climbing — that we will all remember forever. There’s the first time I hiked into the mountains and felt that absolute freedom only the […]

A Quick Update

A Quick Update

  First of all, I would like to apologize for the lack of posts — I’ve been busy climbing! There have been some long days, some short days, but most of all they were all great days spent hanging out with awesome friends, both old and new. So a very […]

Adventures in Mixed Climbing

Adventures in Mixed Climbing

There are few things more intimidating than having one of your climbing heroes send you a message with a casual “want to climb this week?” We all have our climbing heroes, and I am lucky enough to live in a town many of them call home. These are people I […]

Editorial: The Combined Approach

Editorial: The Combined Approach

Working at a gear shop, one of the most common questions I get from visiting climbers, is “what’s the closest ice to Canmore?” And that is a bit of a difficult question to answer, especially when dealing with climbers from outside North America, who seem to consider driving two hours […]