This weekend I got to accomplish one of my climbing goals! I went bouldering outside! Although I have sport climbed and top roped outside, I have never bouldered outside. I love trying out different experiences, and this was no different. I had a blast! And in my binary scale (its either 10/10 or 0/10) I … More Bouldering Outside, Was My Mind Blown?
After one week of endurance training I have learned how desperately I NEED to do it! I recommend everyone adds some to their schedule! I had one good week before I left for Thailand to get some climbing trainings in. So far I have done one really good rope session (lead and toprope), and I … More Endurance Training: Check-In Uno
As every obsessive climber does I made a couple of climbing related goals this year. I would like to flash an 11a in my local gym I would like to start flashing v4s consistently I want to try bouldering outside. What really excites (and makes me nervous) about these goals is that I haven’t done … More If at First You Don’t Suceed
General Information: Distance: 22 Miles Elevation: 14,505 ft / 4421 m Nights: 1 Days: 2 Technical moves: Nope. Rope not required Permit: Required Date: 09/2/2018-09/3/2018 Route: Mount Whitney Portal My information was researched in 2018 Summary of the article: This article will the review information for hiking Mount Whitney including 1. How to obtain a … More Mt Whitney: Highest Point in the Continental United States (and Highest Peak in California)
1. That mesh pocket in your tent that is the perfect size for pop-tart storage is not for pop-tarts
2. It’s a really bad idea to store pop-tarts in your tent
… … More 31 Things Learned From Mother Nature
We have always been told how important water is. We haven’t been told how water alone can dehydrate and kill you! Luckily I discuss the literal death defying way to avoid death by drinking water. … More How the Human Race Came to Be
Mt Whitney looms at 14,505 feet above sea level. That makes it the tallest mountain in the continental United States! Six of my friends and I will be summiting in less than a month. One of the biggest concerns we have had is getting used to the high altitude. Besides advice to get there early … More How Getting Too High Makes You Sick
Picture by Thomas Picard Bears are wild animals. Not every bear will act as all bears usually do. However, getting used to regular behaviors is very helpful to guide thinking in an encounter. Most informational places all agreed on similar behaviors. If it is on the internet enough times that means it is correct, right? … More I Should Punch a Bear Where?
Growing up I thought that quicksand was going to be a much bigger problem than it has been. Similarly, as I got older I thought that bears are a reasonable concern when going to the outdoors. After some deep pondering, I realized that bears may be more common than quicksand so it’s time to stop … More Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica
This summer we found ourselves needing to hike despite lingering snow on the big peaks. We are training to summit California’s Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States. This brought us to Mount Timpanogos’ wart Big Baldy. Mount Baldy is a very accessible hike in Utah County, and it is a great … More Got Off My Couch to Hike Big Baldy A Utah County Hike