If you're not questioning why you like to wake up at an ungodly hour to subject yourself to intense physical torture at high altitudes, then you aren't doing it right.
There is something about climbing rocks that keeps bringing me back. The challenge of facing fears never comes easily. Climbing teaches us to keep pushing back on that fear. The harder you push [...]
There's a special breed who live for dawn. While you're asleep we tip-toe out of bed. We yearn for the unspeakable hour. A 2am wakeup call means nothing. There's anticipation in the air when we [...]
Another weekend up before the sun. Another wind-whipped cold morning. Another high altitude struggle. Another summit sunrise. Another smile. Another day well spent in the mountains. Squirrel [...]
The rock feels cold on my hands as I stare off into the distance. My mind is blank, empty, just enveloped in the moment. I've made it.The breeze brings a chill as the sweat evaporates off of my [...]
Flash. I'm on the mountain. At least I hope I am. I'm pretty much limited to the small beam of light my crappy headlamp from Target puts out. Every now and then I see green eyes up the trail, one [...]