Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Run up Rainier

 I've been in Seattle for a little over a week and am about to fly out to re-start my studies in Vermont. It's been great not wearing 5 layers to bed every night and having a shower and fridge full of food at my disposal.

Climbed Rainier, did some scuba diving in the Puget Sound... all in all, a relaxing time before I get swept up by college life.

Mt. Rainier---14,400' 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Calm Before the Storm: Grizzlies, Guns and Denali

My last several weeks in Alaska are almost over. Below are some pics of what I've been up to in the latter half of the guiding season. Soon I'll be flying to Seattle and then back to college in Vermont. I'm trying to enjoy my last moments of freedom as much as I can. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

White Russians, Cobras and V-threads

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.

Enjoy.

a long, overhanging route that's killer---one of my favorite

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Life of an Alaskan Guide

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.

Pacific NW

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Borneo: Cheap Rum, Pirates and Treasure-Hunters


Oh Kudat.... what a town. Up until the early 60's, Malaysia still had head-hunters, and cannibalism was an accepted practice. They just pulled a Japanese WW2 tank from the jungle two weeks ago.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Borneo: The (non)Tsunami


Tsunami?

Borneo: The flight and the Beginning


Moscow: Vodka, Scarecrows and Uno


Masha and I (Photo courtesy of Dmitriy Sharmorov)
The Mike Horn Project booked me a flight to Moscow for some reason, so I decided to use the free ticket and flew over four time zones to visit my aunt, uncle and grandparents. 

Siberia: Evil Communists, Salt Shortages and the Russian Psyche

My dad's old shoes, that I found while rummaging in a cupboard

Siberia: Dating Shows, Ice Skating and Piroshki


Finally drying out my soaked boots

Switzerland: The Magnetic North Pole Selection Camp

I'm the one in the back chatting with Martin about Russian women.

 Tires, Treadmills and Photoshoots: 

Switzerland: The Pangaea Mike Horn Project


Our team in the Swiss Alps

Nepal: Final Thoughts

Everest (with the cloud) and Ama Dablam (on the right)

Margaritas, Rotted Mattresses and Wheezing Men:

Nepal: Rad People


Conrad, Cedar and Veggie Burger:

Nepal: The Himalayas-Everest

Everest
Yeti Skulls, Snake Gods and Chang:

Nepal: The Himalayas-Lantang

Sunburnt Racoons, Mordor and Yaks:

Nepal: Intro/Logistics


Monkeys, Frenchmen, and Chickens:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Stint in Seattle

Back in Seattle for 3 weeks. Errands, applications, skiing, reuniting with old friends...
Bushes during a morning ski