You’re alright Vancouver. Over the past couple of days I’ve been going to some local spots around the city and comparing historical photos from the past to the present. I have some examples up in my story right now and created a highlight on my profile as well if you’re interested. Although there has been so much major development in the are I’m grateful for all of the nature we have in close proximity. Not the worst place to call home!
8 days spent paddling between towering canyon walls that slowly transitioned from a dry desert to a lush jungle. I can’t remember the last time I’ve spent that long with no service, fully engaged in conversation and present in each moment with no distractions. Feeling incredibly refreshed, privileged and grateful for the experience. It was an adventure it’s self just to secure permits and find someone to haul us and our gear back out of the canyon. I can’t thank @moonmountainman enough for all the work he put in to making this possible. Still buzzing. Looking forward to sharing more from the trip!
Literally minutes after arriving at the edge of the canyon the white out snow storm ceased and the clouds slowly lifted to this reveal this view. Words nor photos will do it any proper justice. Thankful to have experienced this moment and grateful for the Hopi First Nation for allowing access on their special and sacred land. January 2019
White Sands, New Mexico. I just learned that the gypsum sand there is not actually white, it’s clear. It’s reflected by the sun to make it appear white. It also dissolves in water but since it is so dry there all the grains have been preserved, making this the largest gypsum sand field in the world! #neature
A top highlight from 2018 was spending a week living on this boat, meandering our way through Norwegian fjords. A group of strangers turned to friends as we spent our days earning our turns skiing in the Sunnmøre Alps! Easily one of the best projects to date, documenting the experience for the @haglofs winter launch for @backcountry
Lately I’ve been struggling to find more purpose in the work that I do and what I choose to put my energy into, feeling guilty and unsatisfied with just traveling for the sake of traveling. It’s important to recognize that sometimes it’s okay to just relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us, accepting and appreciating it for what it is. Not everything needs a deeper meaning.
Looking back at our time out east I’d say that Cape Breton Island has been one of the best places to experience fall in Canada. The landscape was diverse, every road felt like a scenic drive and the hikes were short and rewarding. Every trip we make to the Maritimes the more we want to go back and spend more time. Gypsum Mines - @visitcapebretonisland #HikeCapeBreton #sponsored #ExploreCanada
After several “wows” and “holy cows”, Hayley and I are bittersweetly on our way home from a whirlwind trip to Cape Breton Island. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit this little big island on the east coast of Canada again, this time the landscape sporting its finest fall attire (and even some snow ). What really made the trip was getting to meet a bunch of locals who were so passionate about their home and went out of their way to show us some of their favourite hikes. Franey Mountain, pictured here was easily a favourite. Thank you @visitcapebretonisland for your hospitality! #HikeCapeBreton #Sponsored #ExploreCanada
Hiking off of Mount Olive last winter after deciding to bail on the rest of the Wapta Traverse due to poor visibility and avalanche conditions. It’s always a tough decision to turn back especially after so much anticipation. However as they say, the mountains will always be there and you can try again. (but could you imagine if they weren’t there anymore tho... for some reason they just crumbled and you lost your chance...😂 ). Stoked to give it another attempt this winter!
Spent some time in the Rockies over the past few days learning and practicing crevasse rescue and glacier travel with @hayoui Mountains can be humbling and intimidating, it’s important to be prepared and understand how to react if minor turns to major. A big thanks to Patrick from @ridgelineguiding for sharing his knowledge with us! We got to witness some incredible conditions while out on the Victoria glacier. The snow was hip deep in the alpine, seems like a good time to start prepping the skis!