norway has been absolutely unreal 🏞️🇳🇴⛰️
just came back home from norway - totally amazed by this country, but those austrian mountains aren't too bad either ⛰️🏞️
I'm not one to be the center of attention. I’ve never been. If it happens it happens I'm not going to gloat over it. There is way cooler scenery out there than me in my pictures. That's just me. I would want the audience to see what is outside of your comfort zone and tackle it.
For me my comfort zone is hard to come by since I'm busy busy busy! With all these adventures comes risk which can be hard to come by. With my background if I feel comfortable and manage my risk I will climb that rock or peak. Then again this is my backyard and with the knowledge I know I try not to think about it much and tackle it head on. Same with everyone else.
Enjoy what you love and keep growing by taking risk and tackling it :) I appreciate my old man taking a photo of me once in awhile to
A quick 12 mile hike up to Gobblers Knob Lookout this morning. The views are incredible! The west side of Rainier looking hot today 🔥🗻 #liveyouradventure
sorry for the inactivity over the last weeks - currently on a road trip through norway so stay tuned for more content 🏞️⛰️
Me trying to avoid real life right now... Never thought I'd want to be in the outdoors more than the city. Still figuring out what you want in life? Trust me you’re not alone. Keep doing you and it'll all come full circle 👍
Thank you @mtn_steward
for the photo 👌
The angles on Loowit were spot on 👌 Angles of which I have never seen on her before! I've been told that it's bad to stare....yet it's truly hard to turn away at this kind of beauty 🙌#liveyouradventure
Any other time would be great to blow up just not when I'm in the line of fire! 😄😄🌋🌋 Hell of a day yesterday on Loowit ⛰
The terminus of the Tahoma Glacier is huge!
Usually the end of the line where ice turns into water and flows dwn the valley. Rock and debris gets deposited and over time can get run over with an advancement of the glacier or become the start of growth within the valley. Pictured here the deposition is too recent in time with no wind blown deposits and no soil there may be no vegetation growth for years.
Can you find the river exiting the glacier?
The misty mountain showed her colors yesterday ⛰
14 mile loop yesterday on the west side. It was a beauty even with the clouds and wind! Ran up to the Tahoma Glacier as my high point. Seeing how powerful Mother Nature is with the melting and scrapping of glaciers is not to be taken lightly. How the glacier retreats and leaves huge amounts of rock behind is pretty darn awesome.
I'll post a video or two in IGTV of what the glacier is doing in it's melting season 👍
Cloud city looks dope 👌🤙 Excerpt from the Denali Journal. Day 9 on our adventure descending to 14k camp from a cache climb up to 16,200 feet. A fairly easy day yet everything is slower higher up. We were opting to go higher to 16,600 feet to dig our cache but the approaching clouds to the Northwest told us otherwise. Mt. Foraker poking out of the clouds to the right and Hunter to the left with the Kahiltna peaks barely showing in front 🙏 ❤
Heading up to Sourdough Gap I couldn't help myself to get a snap of this unnamed peak. It looks awfully daring from this side! I was mistakened at first and thought it was Chinook Peak but it is more west. You could traverse it via the ridge from Crystal Peak...or climb it from a different route. Little bit of rock climbing seems to be in my future and it should be in yours as well! ⛰
Yesterday morning looking through my binoculars I needed a closer look at the mountain. Climbers could be seen as well as the open crevasses higher up. Pretty freakin sweet to see what you don't see in the city. I'm ready to return to Mother Nature 🌎
This adventure was a banger! Way more than expected. Pictured is near Sourdough Gap looking out to the upper crystal lake and the big Tahoma! We ventured east to Bear Gap and Pickhandle Gap via the Pacific Crest Trail from Rainier national park. That was a mouthful! 😄 The day was warm but the wind was cool which made it feel pretty darn perfect 😍
So college is done.....Denali adventure is accomplished.....time to go explore 🤗
Hope your Monday has been great! You never know what'll happen until it happens good or bad. It's been a great start to the week 😊 Beauty within architecture via historical sites at Rainier 👌 Time to head back home this week🗻
"Living like a bad boy" High up at 14,200 feet
when the light suddenly gets insane ⛰️⛅
Flashback to 17,200 feet at high camp on Denali with those -35 temperatures. Foraker over my left, Hunter over my right. All my layers on and still wondering what I'm doing here 😄 Do you remember temps that cold? I do 😋
At 12,352 feet Mt Crosson pales in comparison to Denali. Still an amazing mountain to walk by during our midnight ops. Yes I said MIDNIGHT OPS 😄 That is not morning alpenglow atop Crosson that's almost 1am sunshine taught there☀Crazy to think we had close to 20 hours of daylight up in the Alaskan Range! Nice ski lines on the South /SW ridges and sure enough I chatted with some folks that shredded it! Lovely times in the Final Frontier 👌
Back from California! The sun was amazing! A HUGE difference no doubt from Alaska😄 I have been thinking about where to live and what the rest of the year will hold for me. The adventures continue!! I definitely want to fly more and see what else is out in the world 😊 🌎 ✈
Look what we found hiding above the clouds?? Beauty within the Beast. Definitely not Denali but it feels good to be back home 😊 First hike since May before shipping off to Alaska! She looked amazing as we broke through the clouds this morning☁ Enjoy your Summer Solstice!! ☀🔆
Travel Travel Travel Travel Travel Travel Travel
Get out of your comfort zone and explore! Sneak some time in before or after work, go somewhere you wouldn't go on a weekly basis. I'm traveling this weekend but it's no where you'd expect 😄 See what else is out there! ✌🌏
Pictured is the Northwest Face of Mt Hunter. At an elevation of 14,573 he towers over Base Camp. We met Mark Allen an awesome cool professional guide and his teammate (I can't remember his name 🙈)They were climbing the Beckey Chimney on the west ridge. During our midnight ops to Camp 1. With a 6 mile trip cooler temperatures help instead of the sweltering heat in the daytime 🔥🔥
Sorry not sorry I don't post everyday I have a life 😅 16 days with no cell service was a blessing. Simplifying my life high up on the mountains gave me reason to simplify my life lower down in the city. Pictured here is the West Buttress at 16,200 feet with Foraker in the background. 1,000 ft drop to the right, 2,000 ft drop to the left. Growing as an adult right out of college can be tough. I think slowing down and simplifying can be a welcoming feeling. Climbing a mountain such as Denali isn't that simple but can open other pathways in your life to better yourself and others around you ✌❤🤙