Trying to fly–Calm before the storm

By |July 10th, 2012|

Coming off an insane winter filled with full on intensity; travel, training, competing, sending, failing, falling…needless to say I needed some down time, some family time, and some just sit around and relax time.  Generally speaking, my summer’s are my “off season”, but that being said I love rock climbing and I’m always trying to […]

Lemonade before the sun comes up

By |May 27th, 2012|

A few days ago, with my van packed, I departed Cranbrook en route to Tensleep, Wyoming.  This climbing trip had been planned for a couple of months so needless to say I was super excited when I hit the road.  The goal, with leaving at 7pm, was to drive as far as I could before […]

Engines that could…

By |May 10th, 2012|

The unknowing progenitor of a whole generation of self-help books, Wally Piper’s The Little Engine That Could is one of the greatest tales of motivation and the power of positive thinking ever told. In this well-loved classic, a little train carrying oodles of toys to all of the good boys and girls is confronted with […]

Difference Makers

By |April 30th, 2012|

It’s funny how i keep telling myself that “I’m going to write a blog post every week”, and here I am, 2 or so weeks later since my last one.  Sorry about it.  Anyways…

A couple of months ago I was asked by McDonald’s to run the Rick Hansen Medal through town, during the 25th anniversary/across […]

Battle to come fully alive

By |April 7th, 2012|

Our destiny is to come fully alive.  We were built for excitement, for adventure, to laugh, play, and be merry.  Our inner child constantly strives to come out and play ’til the sun goes down.  Remember when you were young, heck even now, just after a rain storm, there would be puddles everywhere.  I know […]

“Throwing Hope”

By |March 26th, 2012|

The title of this blog post came from a route name my buddy gave to a line he put up near his home (Thanks Kev). 

I’ve been thinking a lot about this title and all that fits with the last several months of my winter climbing.  As previously mentioned, it’s been a long winter; picking my […]

Conditions, commitment, chippin’, choppin’, and choas

By |March 10th, 2012|

Conditions. It’s the determining factor (most often) to whether or not you climb. Sure, if they’re not right you may still go out and get after it, but if your day wasn’t perfect, or if you didn’t send, it’s most often then not because of the conditions. “It was way too hot to send today”. […]

Something great…

By |March 8th, 2012|

This website is coming soon.  It’s a compilation of Machavok Creative, a design firm with a style that leaves an impression, and a Climber, Gord McArthur, who is constantly pushing the limits within the vertical AND horizontal world.