I was hoping to have some footage from our hike up Ice Lakes trail and the 20 something new sport routes that are there, but when my beloved pupp Maybel was lost in New Mexico things changed quite quickly into an unfruitful search process over the last week :~/ There are few things in this world I hold as dear as Maybel. Keep what’s important to you clear and forget about the representation of that love (for a human, a k9, for climbing), and bask in the genuine shared appreciation of that love. Your memories will remain yours that way, and not an interpretation. (sorry if this rambling doesn’t make much sense.)
It’s Thursday….reason enough to Standback with Fleetwood Mac.
[This is certainly not a new trailer but it's new to me.] I fully appreciate the fact I can turn a knob 24/7 and get clean water. That my lights are always on if I pay the bill. These utilities are a fantastic testament to human ingenuity, but that’s old news and the conversation has changed…
F.D.R. was highly influential in expanding the national parks, creating the Antiquities Act, and also creating a plethora of the dams we still have standing today. He provided utilities to millions helping expand our nation when it was most needed, but technologies have advanced and we have options. Less impact-full options. The results are disturbingly evident what a hundred years of diverting water has done. Change is being made though, the Conduit damn removal (really cool video) being a great example of what’s to come, hopefully.
Truly looking forward to this full length feature whenever it’s released.
Good thrift shops get me really fucking excited!! This video is just amazing, and given my search for the perfect spandex climbing pants – totally relevant. Get out there and thrust something. [via Ari-bizzle]
“I climb when I’m inspired, that just happens to be a lot.” Yea, slightly a lot, Chris. A neat short of Chris’s ethos. Of course, even on his off day kayaking he finds an overhanging bridge to play on.
“follow your motivation and not force yourself to climb!”
For someone like myself who hasn’t transitioned to making climbing and mountaineering their life, echo’s of possibility are banging around in my head as I balance a full time career that I’m privileged to have literally fallen into, and a total love of climbing and the outdoors.
Where do I let my mind wonder to? I have moments of realization when I catch myself spending as much time contemplating on how I’m contemplating work while playing outside, or vice-versa. To much time in that blender of thought. Growing up in a family that was very loving, but also very focused on business and starting one for yourself has left me driven but hard headed, unable to jump.
@12:03 – is the smile of freedom. A smile I hope we can all have painted on our face at some point in time. Hopefully, for longer than the former.
A beautiful piece with intimate profile shots mixed with grand stellar universe imagery… It’s pretty awesome and makes you zone out on the world, ya humanist. Enjoy!
No matter who or what you are, water rules superior over all your needs. In the West, the Colorado River is a source of living. Zack and Will tell the tale of how the Colorado petters out by the time it reaches the Sea of Cortez due to man’s highly skilled ability to distribute the water to desert communities. Let it mellow!!
If you’d like something to start your weekend off on a lighter note, here’s a clip of a gorilla at an indoor climbing gym doing what gorillas do.
The title pretty much sums this one up. Climb on, whoever you are.
Preach it Chris Kalous, preach it.