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  • Now, I see
  • "The plane lurches as she plows drunkenly through the thin scrim of grey that masks the frozen earth below. My chest tightens involuntarily, my feet cold now on the thin carpet of the aisle. I have long dreamed of this place. The North, the last frontier, the land of beyond. In my dreams it was not so big. Nor cold. In my dreams I could wake up and be warm. In my dreams, I was, most certainly a fool." - 3.31.17 AK Excerpt // Weather permitting we'll head into the Ruth Gorge today to spend the next two weeks camping out on the glacier and perhaps trundling up a mountain or two. Couldn't ask for better friends to head out there with, fellows whose skills in the hills are matched only by their patience and humor and genuine passion for shared adventures. @grahamzimmerman @brodyleven
  • "Hello earthlings" // The Time Travers
  • "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it;
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." ✨ The Time Travelers ✨ [link in profile]
  • Excited to release our latest film The Time Travelers into the world this week!It's been an honor to get to stand on the sidelines and in the scuppers, documenting as this story unfolded over the past year
Big ups and hearty high fives to the fellas in the boat (@usmensraftteam) for letting us share in this inspired adventure and for the reminder to put our heads down and pull hard for something we believe in
A massive thanks also to the hard working and talented folks who made this whack-a-doodle-vision of a film come to life @gnarlybay @semi_rad @stdesigns and many more - you guys rock - and to @chacofootwear @nrsweb @yeti @americanrivers [link to the film in profile - cheers @vimeo for the staff pick!]
  • Leaning Towers // After a week of tentative peeks at the unclimbed Northeastern buttress of Block Tower we decided to go and have a proper look. With a leisurely start and full value finish - complete with unexpected roof passages, trundle daggers, and half cheek bivy ledges - we topped out the following day, dehydrated, hungry and happy. We named the route "pink rabbits" after the National album we were looping the morning of the climb, and figured it around ( 5.11 A2 - 1,400'). I have spent a lot of time in the mountains, but it was a rare gift to get to quest into unknown territory with one of my dearest friends, mustachio marauder and mentor extraordinaire @grahamzimmerman. It was also fun to leave the big camera behind for once (these are all off the Leica M6/iPhone) and focusing on climbing; immersing in the creative flow of upward progression through some of the most beautiful and untouched wilderness I have ever experienced. [please excuse low rez-ridiculousness - clearly haven't figured out this album thing yet πŸ‘΄πŸ»πŸ‘Ύ]
  • Leaning Towers XVII // Breakfast in bed. If Graham had known what the next 36 hours would hold he probably would have put more cheese in our bacon and eggs on this particular morning. As it was, he did not know what was to come, and we did not actually have bacon or eggs, so it didn't really matter. A few hours after this photo was taken we found ourselves at the base of the unclimbed NE buttress of Wall Tower. At which point all memories of breakfast quickly faded, I put away my camera, and did not take another photo until we reached the top, some 30 hrs later. One of my favorite "day" turned "days" in the mountains to date.
  • Leaning Towers XVI // @grahamzimmerman finding his way into a delightfully unexpected chicken head ladder which circumvents a final roof system on the upper pitches of Hall's East Buttress. #saladfingers
  • Leaning Towers XV // Our morning commute to the base of Hall Peak was generally a quiet affair, punctuated only by the gleeful whistle of the marmot raiding camp and the occasional grunt and clatter of sliding scree. After days on end spent tied to one another by ropes, or tucked together into tents, the quiet  rhythm of mindless uphill shuffling was a welcome space to reflect and immerse in the landscape.
  • Leaning Towers XIV // Popping over the NE shoulder of Hall Peak for the first time we were greeted by the glee inducing sight of Wall and Block towers (Wall pictured here). Little did we know we would soon be having slumber parties on both of them. #peeforglee #unplannedslumberjams
  • Leaning Towers XIII // Send of the Day Bouquet #probablynotforme #N'Zinc
  • Leaning Towers XII // @alixandramorris whirling upwards into a sea of unclimbed rock on the first pitch of her and @jabegg's new line on Hall Peak (Heart Like Hippo 5.10b '800)