Ethan Pringle, The Wheel of Life, and why grades can(‘t) be ignoredWhen I was 11 or 12 years old, I cared a lot more about grades than I do now. I was more (outwardly) competitive, especially around other strong kids my age. I think I said some pretty stupid and egotistical things back then. Luckily I can’t remember what they were.
Emily Harrington and the Artist's Proposal, Part 1This is a story about opportunities. Specifically, an opportunity presented to me this past April while I visited Antalya, Turkey. I was there for a month-long climbing trip sponsored by The North Face. I was excited, motivated to climb, and ready for an adventure. After Turkey, Sam Elias, Boone Speed and I planned to visit central Europe for another month: Slovenia, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and wherever else we decided to go. Then, one afternoon in Turkey, I received a strange email.
Canyoning : Eldorado TicinoTicino is the southernmost canton of Switzerland. Located on the southern slopes of the Alps, it enjoys a sunny, mild climate during the summer months and offers many water-based activities, including canyoning. The last ice age ended some 12,000 years ago and in its wake it left a multitude of fine, deep, smooth and fascinating granite gorges that today make Ticino one of the most renowned canyoning destinations in Europe. Over 60 itineraries
Certified! Part 1: Petzl athlete Caroline George on Becoming an IFMGA GuideBecoming a full International Federation of Mountain Guides Association-certified guide has long been a dream of mine. A few years back, I took a friend up the beautiful Forbes Arête on the Aiguille du Chardonnet in Chamonix. This friend had never climbed any mountain and I was in charge of the whole outing. I loved how taking someone up and down a mountain required so much problem solving: What time do we need to start? How do we get to the base? What are the hazards and how do I manage them? How much rope should be out on the glacier, on a steep snow section, or on a rocky ridge?
Travels with Chris Lindner: A Spring in the Life...I started March off around Gunnison with some cliff bolting, ice climbing, cross-country skiing in the backcountry, and snowboarding in Crested Butte, followed by a short trip to Bishop.
Bouldering in Gunnison. Photo courtesy of chrislindner.com