This is a long post. I'm sorry. If you get to the end of it, I applaud you. But there are lots of pictures and some stories mixed in. Pull up a pint of beer or ice cream and get to it. Most of it's about Central Asia (think Borat and donkeys and guys in weird hats), but there are a few other places scattered in here or there. This is by no means a detailed account of what happened, but more of the highlights. Enjoy :)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Picked up H from the airport, departed from Lodi for Seattle, then drove to Squamish for a few days of climbing. I climbed with H for one day before he left for Peru with V when they let me tag along on a Tuolumne weekend of theirs. For some reason he decided I would be a decent enough climbing partner for Squamish, and that is the story of how I found a partner for this adventure. I don't know why people trust me this much after only climbing with me once, but I'll take it.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
|Mark and I by our campsite for the night|
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
It's been a while since I wrote a blog post, mostly because I'm based in a very 'normal' location this summer (read: not the Arctic or a glacier or a Colombian coffee plantation). Quick update for those of you I don't get to see or talk to. I just finished a year of engineering at Dartmouth. No, I haven't graduated yet. I'll be graduating from both Middlebury and Dartmouth in the next 2 years. The parents are happy about that and surprised I haven't run off to be a trapper, gold miner or bush pilot somewhere in the Siberian tundra as of yet (just you wait, there's still time).
|Photo Cred to the lanky Russian Vitaliy, as well as a thanks for bringing me his down jacket to wear while belaying Hamik on Table of Contents|
Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
|The evening dishwasher rethinking his career options.|
Coldfoot is like any other place, and that includes hanging out at the beach (in 40 degree weather) and having ourselves an Arctic-style luau----complete with rainbow grass skirts, coconut bras (specially imported from Hawaii by our very own Cory), and whiskey Mai Tai's.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
|Don't let them fool you... they are out for blood.|
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Climbed Rainier, did some scuba diving in the Puget Sound... all in all, a relaxing time before I get swept up by college life.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Life has been steady here at MICA. Below are some pics from the season so far. My tent (with the two broken, duct-taped poles) is still holding up, I haven't been trampled by the moose that visits my tent at night, and my anchor-building skills are improving.
|a long, overhanging route that's killer---one of my favorite|
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Quick update so the chronology of the following post makes sense: I flew to Seattle from Borneo, took a 10-day Wilderness First Responder course in Bozeman, MT, visited Yellowstone (i'm not a fan of the crowds of people everywhere), packed everything back into my backpack and flew up to Anchorage to start my summer job.