@coreewoltering :: Congratulations on the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the Ice Age Trail @iceagetrailorg Winding through Wisconsin, the 1200 mile trail is part of the nation’s backcountry trail net work.
Coree’s time of 21 days 15 hours and 35 minutes is incredible. Coree kept running through rain, humidity, injuries, sleep deprivation and mosquitoes. Thanks to his support team and pacers Coree’s motivation kept his pace on track. Coree said the experience was “by far the most challenging thing I have ever done. The Ice Age Trail was a lesson in patience, adaptability, and perseverance. It feels amazing to now hold the FKT.” Insight to nutrition: towards the end of his run food equated to calories. Convenience store snacks, though nutritionally bereft, provided the fuel to keep Coree running. Respect and kudos Coree.
Photos by: @kevlvphotography@thenorthface#neverstopexploring ✊🏿🙏🏿👊🏿🌈
6 days ago
Recognizing the past and thinking about the future.
May we examine who we are and what we stand for.
With respect. 📍Shoshone-Bannock, Apsaalooké, Salish Kootenai & Cheyenne Traditional Lands
12 days ago
@thennamdikanaga is based in Bozeman, Montana and is part of @montanastateuniversity. We met through mutual friends in the film community. Please give him a follow - his @tiktok posts are a reflection of his many sided personality.
Nnamdi is writing & directing “The Hail Mary”, a film that tells the story of Darius, a war veteran who moves to Montana with his college aged son, Terrell, in a Hail Mary attempt to mend their sordid relationship.
The film will be shot in Montana this coming summer with a top drawer cast. It’s a relevant film that looks in to black father / son relationships.
Would you like to support black artists? Even if you’re hesitant - you thought about it. Do it now. Here is your chance. Check out the team’s @gofundme page: ➡️https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-hail-mary-feature-film⬅️ Let’s make this happen.
13 days ago
@rhudsonsb - Ryan Hudson - is an excellent snowboarder, climber and skater. Layer up solid backcountry skills and he’s the type of person you want on your team. The video is from 7 years ago on an ride & ski journey to Denali. We camped along side Expedition Denali - “Inspiring Diversity in the Outdoors” and would gather up for music at 14 Camp. Camp music, like democracy, is the best ‘cause it’s participatory. 😊🎤🥁 Ryan lives in SLC and is a local @snowbird. His dedication to inclusivity and diversity is part of who he is. From the youngsters who see the acceptance and possibility of being outdoors to the people that look deeper into race, on a personal and societal level, after meeting Ryan, we are fortunate to have a leader like Ryan in the outdoor community.
Join Ryan and @jeremyjones for a conversation about nature, love and our collective next steps.
14 days ago
One year ago today. 13 June 2019
Karma Gaga and @phil_henderson at the dedication of the @khumbuclimbingcenter (KCC) building in Phortse, Nepal. Karma climbed with Tenzing Norgay and Ed Hillary, his son climbed Everest in the 80s and his grandson @pemba_sharwa guides in the Himalaya. Karma’s family along with @panuru_sherpa donated the land for the building which serves as a community center, library and wellness post. It also has a climbing wall and gear room.
Phil is a multi year volunteer instructor beginning in 2006 and is board member of the KCC. He is currently working with the Nepal team to develop an experiential outdoor education program as a way to ensure long term success for the KCC. Thank you Brenda, Bahati & Phil for your dedication. Your actions are a drops of goodness that are creating the ocean of positive change. May we all share your life view.
@khumbuclimbingcenter mission statement: “To increase the safety margin of Nepali climbers and high altitude workers by encouraging responsible climbing practices in a supportive and community-based program.” #nepal#climbing
19 days ago
@noapproachnate is a climber from Columbus, OH. The language of belay (full trust in your partner), send (goal orientation) and “I’ve got you” (the bond that connects) translates to the social equity movement we are experiencing and participating in.
His post about why we need to speak up and make space in our social media conversations for this movement resonated. Hopefully you’ll take five minutes to listen to his voice, consider your action (or lack of) and become part of how we realign the United States by eliminating systemic racism.
If you are white and reading this consider your actions. Is this moment in time making you feel guilt and shame? Are you defensive and rationalizing your avoidance of action because you have prioritized your emotions over those that are suffering?
Take action today. Sign a petition, contact your elected officials, be open to conversation, start conversations, understand white privilege and amplify your voice. Nate and millions of others are counting on us.
a month ago
Breonna Taylor would have celebrated her 27th birthday today, the 5th of June 2020. On the 13th of March she was shot 8 times in her apartment by Louisville Metro Police @lmpd.ky in a no knock warrant. “She has a whole plan on becoming a nurse and buying a house and starting a family. Breonna has her head on straight, and she was a very decent person.” Tamika Palmer, Breonna’s mother said. “ She didn’t deserve this. She wasn’t that type of person.” As we protest around the nation and world may we acknowledge that systemic racism is part of the United States. The way to dismantle it is to see it, understand it, call it out and bring reform to the judicial and law enforcement system. It starts with you.
If you are in south west Montana join the peaceful protest - today on her birthday at 4 pm in Bozeman.
Artwork by @arielsinhaha
a month ago
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
After George Floyd was murdered on Monday night by a Minneapolis police officer with a track record of violence and racism I realized I need to speak louder and more frequently about systemic racism in the United States.
The privilege I was born into as a white person has led me to a life of climbing. There were no road blocks to finding my passion in life. I recognize this and am also aware of how our society has marginalized my fellow citizens that don’t look like me. It pains me when the system goes unchecked with repeated distrust, suspicion and violence towards people of color. From the indigenous to the immigrant we are all equal. Racism is against the law and will not be tolerated. We need our leaders to stand up.
The United States has the responsibility to be the beacon of justice in this world. We need to be the voice that stands up for those less fortunate. I need to be this voice. I am going to use my voice leverage equity and to call out injustice. We start by learning about privilege & racism and how one feeds the other. The first step to break this cycle is to be aware and call out racism when we see it.
Strangers are people that we haven’t had the opportunity to meet. Once we have the good will to be with our fellow humans and set aside our prejudice we have the capacity to love one another.
I’m going to raise my voice and support the friends that I haven’t met. This starts in November when we vote. The power structure of this nation needs a seismic shift. We need to show up and let the white patriarchy know we care about our fellow humans. I will not stand by in silence. Racial injustice matters. Black Lives Matter. George Floyd mattered.
We started with a quote from MLK. Here is one more. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Images of George Floyd reposted from the Internet, images from @nytimes, editorial advice from @malikthamartian & @vasu_sojitra and poem by @inqlife.
a month ago
Today I tried something new. I went and played a round of golf as a birthday gift for my friend @timothyjtate. We were joined by @davidquammen and Tim’s son Bryan.
Golf was never part of my family upbringing. My closest connection was “Caddyshack”, the seminal comedy about a golf course. Bill Murray, no slack golfer himself, and his character’s battle with rodents was key to my understanding of golf.
We played 18 holes with Tim as my caddy. He recommended the right tool for the shot. Smaller clubs offer more precision is the extent of my new found knowledge.
We enjoyed the spring air as birds sang and ignored us as we “played through” their habitat. Having sand hill cranes on a golf course was the unexpected joy of the day. ⛳️⛳️⛳️ David’s book “Spillover” (2012) looks into diseases that originate in animals before finding a happy home in humans. He predicted what we are now experiencing. It’s a worthwhile read given the current pandemic.
With social distancing the norm we used “Fauci Rules” for not having to touch the pole on the putting green. ☠️☠️☠️ Ironically 8 years ago today I was slowly expiring on Chomolungma. With out candy air I willed my body beyond reason and suffered a fair bit. Where we will be 8 years from today?
Golf is humbling. As a novice I had no background to overthink my technique. Simply move the ball down the fairway.
Thank you friends for the introduction.
1. Tim 2. David 3. Bryan
a month ago
@jimmychin Ulvetanna, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. 2017.
Why do we have to run it out, run out of food and get cold to have fun? Is getting scared a good thing?
If we knew the answers we would quit climbing. If we keep questing... well... that equals more fun.
Please visit @americanalpine for the Clubhouse Live event today for a virtual tour of our idea of fun.
a month ago
@jenniloweanker loves horses. It’s connection to her family & the Grasshopper Valley, Mont. and the millennium long equine connection to humanity.
Before the time of uncertainty Jenni had sought out a horse after Ms Chippy, her mare of 18 years, passed away. My late father gave Chippy to Jenni when we wed. After looking neigh and far Jenni saw Redwing at Brooks Ranch, Jamestown, Calif.
Being in Tuolumne County we had planned on driving to Big Oak and getting a chance to stand in a corral together. Alas - we had to commit sight unseen due to travel considerations.
When Redwing stepped out of the trailer, calmly assessed the afternoon thunderhead and nuzzled up to Jenni, we smiled.
Your boys, @max.lowe @sam_loweanker@iloweanker and I are proud of you and happy that you have a riding friend that inspires you and your art.
a month ago
Spring in the Khumbu is wonderful. Blooming rhododendron to wind scoured summits bring about a sense of calm.
a month ago
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