climbing, hiking, travel

Step, Step, Rest, and Breathe

September 20 We left around 8ish in the morning from Khare, all of our gear for a high altitude adventure packed up and ready to go, crampons, ice axes, helmets, harnesses, horribly heavy ice boots, food, snacks, warm clothes, tent, cooking supplies, rope, carabineers, prusik, ascender, all the essentials. And every time I’m so impressed… Continue reading Step, Step, Rest, and Breathe

climbing, General Blog, hiking, travel

Mera Peak: Adventure Day 1

A few years ago (can't believe it's been that long already!) I was working in Vietnam as a kayak and rock climb guide and had been saving up my vacation days for a few months. After I left it was no longer allowed, but I managed to save up enough days to plan an epic… Continue reading Mera Peak: Adventure Day 1

climbing, travel, Uncategorized

Maybe I’ll Keep Climbing

Maybe I’ll keep trying to climb after all. Maybe one day I won’t be afraid to lead a hard climb without taking at every bolt. Maybe one day I will lead a higher grade than 5.10. Maybe one day I’ll win the lottery. Our climbing trip was coming to a close. I had lost more… Continue reading Maybe I’ll Keep Climbing

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climbing, travel

Pizza and Beer and Climbing

Climbing and pizza go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like climbing and beer really. And let me tell you, we definitely had our fill of beer and pizza and climbing on our cross country climbing road trip. In the last post, I shared my miserable climbing fails in the New, bailing off 5.8s, and… Continue reading Pizza and Beer and Climbing