Away Game 01-18: Return to Ecuador

I needed to return to Ecuador to clean up my climbing resume and get some serious high altitude training you just can't find in the states. Problem being, I didn't really have the time. My Vacation time was cut short due to training and other fuckery, and I had a mountain of responsibilities pilling up… Continue reading Away Game 01-18: Return to Ecuador

Away Game 05-17, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania-Africa

From the plains of the Serengeti , one can see Africa’s own Mt. Olympus, home of the highest peak in all of Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Standing at 19,341 feet, this massive volcano is one of the fabled 7 Summits, the second of which I’ve attempted, and this Fall’s big international away Game. Over 6 days,… Continue reading Away Game 05-17, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania-Africa

HG Throwback, The Presidential Traverse

Some things you do in life grind bits of soul away before you're through. Deployment, Divorce or Departed, events can alter your outlook and change your life's chemistry. Some of the great schisms in history spawned war, while others nurtured births of amazing resilience and cultural elegance. Few moments in life are we able to… Continue reading HG Throwback, The Presidential Traverse

Away Game 02-17, Labrador Canada

Pain. Blinding, blissful pain. Memory is a harsh thing. We forget the way blood tastes in our mouths. The way electricity shoots through our veins. The sweet taste of air when waking up from a concussion. Our memory decides to forget these details so that we can live without fear, driving towards our own oblivion… Continue reading Away Game 02-17, Labrador Canada

AG Throwback, Mt. Fuji

For years I deployed with the military, every call was answered with a sound mind and an able hand. Then came a day where the need for war ceased, or slowed from the Nile to a babbling brook. I was left needing a purpose to inspire myself. An adventure to cool my ever present need… Continue reading AG Throwback, Mt. Fuji