The Way Forward!

By |July 8th, 2013|

It’s been quiet.  A no pressure, under the radar, relaxing type of approach since my season ended. And it’s been good.  Real good. I believe that any athlete, constantly on the go; travel, training, trying hard, whatever the case, needs a rest…quiet time.  You see, when i got home from  my last comp of the […]

24/7

By |April 24th, 2013|

With professional climbing, international competitions, a graphic design business, a wife and two daughters, there really is no “down time,” only time to be managed.

“Girls, get your shoes on, I’ll walk you to school.” Oh right, I need to finish that project by tomorrow or the client is going to be pissed. “Hey, does anyone […]

Russia was awesome

By |March 29th, 2013|

It was past midnight, several of us had just returned back to the hotel from competing.  Normally qualifiers in the world cups are done by early evening, but with the new format in Russia, at the world championships, some competitors were strung along late into the night.  After 10hrs, a long competition day, a few […]

Time Fly’s when things are goin’ down

By |February 14th, 2013|

First off, it’s February…and goin’ deep into it too.  Where did the time go? It seems like in the blink of an eye…another season is on the brink.  Winter, summer, winter summer.  It’s amazing how fast time fly’s when things are going down.  All across the world, records set, first ascents established, competitions won, no…battles […]

Up down, Up down; competition/travel life

By |January 31st, 2013|

Three weeks ago I left home for a journey of competition.  Months of preparation had come to a halt, bags were packed,
itchy-ban, redbull, and my jetboil; amongst other necessities, and I was ready to go.  It was time to put to works all the effort, training, and planning.  Here we go.

First stop: Ouray Ice Festival.  […]

…they soon become inevitable.

By |January 10th, 2013|

Jeff Mercier, climbing in “The Hall of Justice”, Ouray, Co.
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
Curled under the blankets in my bed at the hotel room, comfortable, relaxed, and ready.  Today, myself amongst a pile of other competitors […]

Tearin’ down the walls

By |December 22nd, 2012|

Ok, so it’s been a while since my last post, but…again, here i am, late at night, running out of time to get things done.  That seems to be the theme as of late, not enough time, trying to cram everything into the time i do have. No time, need more time, out of time. […]

Training–making it work

By |November 5th, 2012|

With any sport, if you want to perform better, it’s going to come down to training (more).  But to understand “getting better”, you need to face/admit to what you’re not good at first.  And to do that, well, that’s when things get interesting.  You see, standing in front of the mirror, staring back at everything […]

The Hall of Justice

By |October 29th, 2012|

Months of preparation, weaknesses turning into strengths, progress with every movement, learning to go forward; the season was here.  It’s now. 

Bags were packed, tools, a few pairs of pants, helmet, draws, and a new pair of white FJ golfing gloves.  Van life, airplanes, two flights and I was there, Ouray Colorado: easily one of the […]

Let’s get it on…

By |October 26th, 2012|

The leaves have changed colour again (as scheduled for this time of year) and I find myself on the brink of another winter season.  What does this mean? Total chaos, a shit storm if you will; crazy schedules, loads of travel, festivals, endless training, competitions, battling sequences through routes that push my limits, and boundaries–a […]