One of the first questions people ask me about my upcoming 5-month round-the-world adventure is who I am going with. When I tell them I…
When you say “social media is ruining hiking” what a lot of people hear “people like you don’t belong outside.”
But can you imagine a man saying that it took him four years before he climbed a mountain with another man? I cannot.
As reflected on how I got here, I noticed a pattern. Let’s see if you can see what I noticed.
Mt. Baker was the first mountain I attempted to climb back in 2013. What a difference four years makes!
Just got back from an epic. We made it up Warden Peak with a rad group of women from the Alpine Club of Canada. It was an 18 hour day plus a 6 hour drive home. Made it back with just enough time to get to work.
I am queer. Throughout my life, people have sometimes been able to quickly figure this out about me and sometimes they haven’t.
If you are wondering why I am writing about this on an outdoor adventure blog, hang in there. I’ll come to that in a moment…