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Falling (and letting go)

Falling, by Sara Lingafelter, on Cowbird I told her about how, when I ski, I feel the pain in my joints. I try my mind over matter techniques, to visualize the pain moving to a point outside of my body, to breathe it out into the cold, crisp mountain air,

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Don't not climb.

More on my own journey from avid climber to recreational dabbler some other day — but today, I wanted to just share a link to my friend Brendan’s blog post over at Semi-Rad.com.  I already went all long-winded in his comments, so I won’t duplicate

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Mount Rainier

Yesterday, I flew home from Minneapolis via Denver.  It was a whirlwind trip… cross country travel two days back to back (yay, frequent flier miles!) and it broke my heart to fly right by so many friends with only quick airport layovers and a couple of hours of sleep

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Film highlights of the Squamish Mountain Festival

The talk of the interwebz this morning is the Cedar Wright final edit of “Boogie ’til You Poop,” featuring Jason Kruk in a mini epic on a Squamish offwidth formerly known as “Boogie ’til You Puke…” I’m having trouble with the

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A little more climbing...

My life has been a little light on the climbing this spring… partly, because I’ve been training for other objectives and partly because I have a full time day job this season so my schedule isn’t as flexible as it was last year. But, even

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Living the High Life

After full days of work, last night ex-Chris and I headed out to our local climbing gym to help out with routesetting and route testing for a comp that happens this evening. We haven’t spent much time in the gym because of my stupid elbow and the fact

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Oh man, I'm stoked, that bucket is bomber!

It’s been awhile… work and weekends have been busy, and mostly life has been pretty much back to a regular routine even if that routine is hectic, so I haven’t had much to report. So, when you hear words like “stoked” and “

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Climbing high with Math

From the Seattle Times Eastside division: “Amid loud laughter and supportive cheers, it’s hard to believe that these students are studying math and science. But that’s exactly what’s happening at the Bellevue YMCA this week as 14 middle- and high-school kids participate in