When it comes to packs, you want something comfortable. It needs to be well made, rugged and have useful features. I’ve owned the Osprey Aether 85 for some time now and wouldn’t change it for anything else. Here is my break down review of the pack:Read More
Most people don’t go out and chase their dreams. That’s a sad fact. In today’s world once you get caught up in the “rat race” you usually sacrifice what you’ve always wanted for what every one expects you to do. Life then gets more and more complicated as you get older and your window of opportunities to do certain things, starts closing. There is nothing wrong with having a family and a great career, the issue begins when it comes at the expense of your dreams, goals and aspirations. I am a firm believer that you can do it all, as long as you have the correct balance of work, family and adventure.Read More
I myself am a Self-Experimenter, that means I try all sorts of remedies, diets, sleep patterns etc. in the search for the most optimal and efficient solutions to every aspect of my life. Through out my experimentation, I have found that a lot of stuff is BS, other are near impossible to sustain for extended periods of time and that very few actually work and do provide benefits over traditional habits we might be used to. One of those is intermittent fasting. I’m not saying this is for every one, this is solely my experience and my findings after sticking with this particular eating schedule over a period of 3 months.
This is my favorite piece of survival gear. A well-made compass is rugged, simple, effective and easy to use. A compass has but one mission: Point North.
It’s that simple! If you know where North is, you know where the other cardinal directions are. If you know what direction you came from or what direction you are going you can easily return or arrive to your destination.Read More
The words “Crossfit” can have a bad connotation in some circles and to be completely honest, for a long time I blew it off as a way for people to get injured doing work outs they have no business doing. For many years my good friend Carlos tried enticing me into joining and a few a times I did consider it but would eventually back out and stick to my old gym routine. I had been doing the same workouts for the past 10 years and managed to stay relatively fit. But once I started my mountaineering journey, my fitness goals changed drastically.Read More
Being the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states, Mt. Whitney was a must-do in my list. I was looking for somewhere to go climb in the beginning of summer and after a quick search it became obvious the 14,505’er was to become my next objective. I sent a text with the idea for the trip to the two guys I knew would join me, Yen and Carlos. Within a week we where booked and ready to go.Read More
Since I started my mountaineering journey, my ultimate goal was to climb the tallest mountains in the world. That meant going to the Himalayas.Read More
Shorty after arriving from my Rainier trip I was eager to redeem myself on another mountain. Although I had summited, the ass kicking I received really humbled me and opened my eyes to all the areas I needed to improve on for my next going. After much searching I came across Mt Shasta and instantly knew this one would be next.Read More
This is where it all began, and to be honest it was a harsher taste of reality that what I ever expected. After waking up one day deciding I was going to start climbing mountains, I started searching online how to best prepare for your first climb. Mind you Im a pretty fit individual, having excercised most of my life. That being said I thought this would be a breeze...Read More