I’m excited to announce the release of a new video that I shot with Three Strings Productions and Mario. It’s about climbing the classic Steve Hong route, “Glad to be Trad” in Mineral Canyon. This is the route that is on the front of this month’s issue of Climbing Magazine–it was so beautiful, we went [...]
Every jump we did in France last September was unforgettable. My top two favorites of the trip were the Chateau des Chevres for its unique formation, and Varan. Varan seems like one of the ultimately aesthetic flights of the area, and I hope to go back and jump this mountain again someday. We were lucky [...]
About a year ago, my friends at Backcountry.com told me they were planning to paint a giant goat on the roof of their warehouse in Salt Lake City. Since the warehouse is located almost directly under a major landing/takeoff path for the Salt Lake airport, they figured it would be pretty cool for people who [...]
With Beaver (the founder of prAna) flying the Skydive Moab Hot Rod, and the crew from Skydive Moab along for the adventure (Keith and Mario), this was a really fun day! And the best way I could think of to get to the Red Rock Rendezvous and put some mileage on my new prAna wings….
video: Longs Peak Diamond free solo and Castleton base climb This was an early cut made by Sender Films for the Alpinist Film Festival in Jackson: free soloing Pervertical Sanctuary on the Longs Peak Diamond and a free solo/base jump of Castleton. It was winter and snowy on Castleton when we went to shoot it, [...]
If you haven’t ridden in a hot air balloon, you should do so immediately if not sooner. As a kid, I was fascinated with balloons after reading Jules Vernes “Five Weeks in a Balloon.” I mean, who wasn’t?? Sometime after that, I saw that movie where Baron von Munchausen escapes in a balloon made out [...]
Four years into base, I’m beginning to understand how air and wind are like water–but they are invisible. Base jumping in Moab, done the way I choose to do it, is almost completely about understanding the air and wind conditions of the place you are going, rather than the place you are in the moment. [...]