Stoked to be one of the camp counselors at @thenorthface’s Summer Basecamp this July. My teammates and I will be leading summer camp activities that you and your kids can learn and do right from your own backyard. (Don’t worry...ascending ropes on Half Dome will not be in the lesson plan. 😂) Learn more about #TNFsummerbasecamp and reserve spot for you and your camper, link in bio. 📸 by @mikeylikesrocks
Went for a walk last week to clear out the existential cobwebs. It worked. 50 mph spindrift in June will do that. And that’s @jimmyhartman up there. He’s a lifetime member of the #lowkeycrusherssociety. July coming in soon...might finally be time to hang up the planks for the season. @thenorthface@yeti
11 days ago
The time I have spent in Yosemite really shaped my life as a climber, photographer and filmmaker. It was in Yosemite that I took my first published photographs, met many of my best friends and mentors and shot two covers for National Geographic. And of course, we filmed Free Solo there. You could say it has a very special place in my heart.
Two people I looked up to as a young climber and photographer were @yageryca and @pictures_of_fidelman. They lived, climbed and embodied the spirit of the Stone Masters. Over the years, @YagerYCA has collected significant pieces of climbing history and has given back to our community through efforts like @yosemitefacelift. @pictures_of_fidelman has probably spent more time documenting the heart and soul of the climbing tribe and culture in the Valley than anyone else I know.
Along with the Yosemite Climbing Association they are ready to open their museum of historical climbing artifacts and a gallery of climbing art in Mariposa, CA. It’s a place to share and preserve Yosemite history, climbing artifacts and art. To help support, hit the Kickstarter link in my bio, donate and own some of the first YCA- printed photos and posters of the most iconic archival Yosemite images. Check out the photos available at the link in my bio or click the link at yosemiteclimbing.org.
Photo 1 - @corbinusinger surfing the Taft Point Highline. 📸 by @pictures_of_fidelman
Photo 2 - @highsteph, free soloing Outer Limits in Yosemite Valley. 📸 by @pictures_of_fidelman
Photo 3 - Frank Tarver and Warren Harding, racking up for the second ascent of the Lost Arrow Chimney. 📸 by Bob Swift, 1954
16 days ago
Borrowed a boat, borrowed a board, borrowed a wetsuit. The kid is mine 😂 Wyoming surf session w lil James. Happy Fathers Day. Hope you dads got to enjoy some good daddy time today.
18 days ago
Great news - The Senate just passed the Great American Outdoors Act today. I was just informed 15,000 letters were generated from you all in response to yesterday’s post. So, THANK YOU all for showing up and moving the needle!
@sage_cattabriga_alosa celebrating at 17,000ft on Denali.
23 days ago
I’ve spent a good portion of the last twenty five years climbing, skiing, exploring and photographing on public lands and parks around the country. These public lands are some of the greatest treasures our country has to offer. Access to and protection of these places is not something to take for granted - for us or for future generations. Congress is currently planning to vote on The Great American Outdoors Act which will provide critical funding to restore, maintain, build and protect parks and public lands. There’s still time to reach out and urge your elected officials to support this act by hitting the link in my bio. (They’ve made it incredibly easy.) Thanks for considering. 📸 by @pablo_durana
24 days ago
Monday mountain meditation... Cerro Torre
Time for a few big breaths...it’s been a wild few weeks / months. Change is in the air... but much more work to do...
Consider contributing to @naacp - link in bio.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Martin Luther King
I’ve thought a lot about this quote in the last few weeks. Injustice towards people we don’t know is never an excuse to look away, to not raise our voices against atrocities towards our fellow citizens. In fact, it is the time to pay the most attention because it is exactly the insidious nature of these acts of injustice that begets more injustice.
As a storyteller, I try and create empathy to transport people into different worlds and experiences - not just to share a different perspective but to have people feel something from that new perspective. Imagine if what happened to George Floyd happened to you or someone you love. Empathy costs nothing. Hopefully it will spur you to act - whether in big ways or small - and to recognize that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
With empathy to the family and friends of George Floyd.