I Have Arrived

I texted a buddy that I did my AMGA Guides course with to confirm the dates we'll be meeting in Lander, Wyoming. We are bound for a week of alpine climbing in the Wind River Range. When I first started learning the ropes it was with the goal of mountaineering. When I started out I…

Absurdity

It's 8am, we're two hours late to a job and weaving in and out of rush hour traffic at 90mph on a Thursday morning. I'm just trying not to focus on how grim this will turn out if we clip one of these commuters and go out of control to our deaths, so I'm writing…

We All Gotta Start Somewhere

A lot of the posts that I publish are inspired by small encounters that likely go unnoticed by the people involved. Sometimes they are formed by nothing more than a glimpse back at a friend on a hike, or looking down as I belay a partner up a pitch, and sometimes sitting and talking on…

Just Walk Away

Sometimes the best thing I can do is just walk away. I was talking to a friend recently about some decisions I made, and my actions caused harm. At the time I wasn't emotionally suited for the conversation, so I just grabbed my things and left. When my ideas are not formulated then I talk…

Cassandra

I just deleted 1,000 words that were aimed at you, but had nothing to do with anyone but myself. Seems like such a cheat. I'll never forget that phone call the day you died. It was the most devastating event of my life. While it's so far away, I think this is the first time…

Dancing With Myself

It's freeing not being accountable to anyone. I experience this in so many different parts of my life, and because of it I am able to drift in and out of situations when I want. There are hardly situations where I feel completely trapped. When it comes to work, I've made a career of being…