Like most, my initial forays into the mountain wilderness woke up something beautiful inside of me that had been dormant since childhood. The enlightenment gleaned through the sweeping wild vistas became an intoxicating obsessional pursuit to the exclusion of all else; the meaningless noise of culture ceases above the treeline (unless you’re in close proximity to the Canmore Heliport). The more I ran and climbed in the mountains the stronger, faster and more proficient I became. I met others with similar stories. Social media seemed like a viable means to support the mountain lifestyle that any climber yearns to perpetuate in order to escape the brutish monotonous reality that can be a regular modern existence. The odd thing is tho, using social media to promote my mountain activities stripped the spiritual essence from the adventures and rendered the experiences as cold as the 9-5 life I was looking to replace with something more meaningful. For this reason I am discontinuing social media and strongly encourage all fellow climbers, runners and other passionate mountain enthusiasts to do so as well. Bailing on social media feels like that first fresh breath of mountain air all those years ago. Let go and experience it too!
*Written per-revelation, this text stands as a testament to a flawed premise:
Thank you for checking out this site; it exists for beta sharing and also as a digital diary of mountain adventures.
The ‘achievements’ below serve as a personal reminder. As far as I’ve come in the last 5 years, I’m still working as hard as ever to get where I want to be: on top of the highest mountains via their most exciting routes. Thank you for sharing in this mountain journey!