Another lovely day out in the Park with @tommycaldwell and @adam_stack - climbed several more routes and wandered across a few more peaks. I’ve really been enjoying chatting with folks as we simul through on the classic routes around the park. Really nice scene here in the Rockies.
a day ago
The other day @tommycaldwell and I climbed Mt Meeker (far distance, via the Flying Buttress), Longs Peak (via the Casual Route), Pagoda and Chiefs Head (traversing the ridge) and then Mt Alice (via the Central Ramp I think...). Lovely day out with my favorite mountain guide - something like 20mi of mountain travel and maybe 10k of vert (??). And several of the most classic routes in the Park. Tommy sure knows how to give a good tour.
3 days ago
Lidia Oxí from Asociación MAIA joined me to talk about their work educating indigenous girls in Guatemala.
6 days ago
Getting socially distant in Rocky Mountain National Park....
Photo and tour guiding by @maurybirdwell.
7 days ago
This is @jonathansiegrist climbing one of his many new routes at the 5G wall - the result of many months at home in Vegas due to covid. We’ve both been had a great time finding and climbing new routes all season; a small silver lining to the pandemic. Must be some of the best limestone in North America... @coreyrichproductions photo.
11 days ago
Reverend Ross joins us to talk about solar in Detroit!
13 days ago
20 days ago
@daveallfrey emerging from the shadows on a new route that’s he’s been developing on Mt Charleston. Pretty fun to spend an afternoon escaping the heat in town and simuling up some new terrain. We’ve all been doing a lot of new routing around town due to covid - it’s such a blessing to have so much amazing limestone around. Vegas continues to deliver.
21 days ago
I’ve been posting a lot about social and environmental issues, but don’t worry, I’ve been climbing just as much as ever. This video comes from earlier in the spring while I was working a route called 7-10 Split (5.14a/b or 8b+/c) - definitely my anti-style to campus out a roof.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from climbing over the years it that to improve in any way you have to get outside your comfort zone. For me that normally means climbing new styles or trying intimidating routes but sometimes getting outside of my comfort zone means having hard conversations or thinking about things that I would rather ignore.
So for everyone who’s been defensively spouting hate in my comments for the last few weeks - maybe you should embrace discomfort as an opportunity for growth...
Just a random thought... I’ll keep posting random climbing pics from this season with various musings... thanks @sannimccandless for the video.
a month ago
Hi everyone, @GreenGirlLeah here with an instagram takeover! Through my studies as an environmental science & policy student, I was startled to see how much someone's cultural identity could actually increase their risk of being exposed to environmental hazards. Black and brown communities in the country faced disproportionate exposure to poor air and water quality. Small Island Nations globally were facing the threat of sea level rise and BIPOC communities on average had less access to green spaces to recreate. While the data was very clear, at times I didn't feel support from the environmental community when it came to acknowledging social injustice as it relates to my identity and I felt unheard. This is why I decided to define the term "Intersectional Environmentalism" - a type of environmentalism that identifies the ways in which injustices happening to marginalized communities and the earth are interconnected, without silencing or minimizing social inequality. By acknowledging both social and environmental injustice as environmentalists, I think we really have the power to create change.
To learn more, Alex and I spoke about intersectional environmentalism this morning in an IG TV episode posted on his profile. You can also learn more about my new organization @intersectionalenvironmentalist , created by an amazing collective of eco-activists, on the instagram page or website intersectionalenvironmentalist.com (link in Alex’s profile.) Photo by @noyekim
a month ago
Part of our ongoing weekly Honnold Foundation chats.
a month ago
Instagram Takeover from @kailightner:
Growing up, I have always surrounded myself with friends of different ethnic groups and nationalities from my home in North Carolina and those I've met in the climbing community. My friendships and experiences have taught me to value and learn from different cultures and enter unfamiliar spaces with an open mind and heart. .
People often try to depict the Black Lives Matter movement as one that dismisses the value of other lives - it isn't . It's about bringing awareness to the fact that black lives should be equally valued in our communities. It shouldn't be police lives vs. black lives vs. white lives ... it's not a competition. We all deserve to live in a society where everyone is treated equally by the people in it and the institutions that govern us. Black Lives Matter isn't meant to elevate one community's concerns over another; its purpose is to bring awareness to the inequalities and practices that have oppressed and devalued the lives of black people. The hope is through constant advocacy from a unified voice, we can strive for a future where our entire political ecosystem works to benefit us all equally.
a month ago
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