As I said in my toast, this may not have been the wedding you originally planned, but there is not a doubt in my mind that it was the most perfect wedding in the world, especially for the two of you. Hand in hand, in the mountains. Love you, sister :) I’m so happy for you both ♥️ and excited to have a brother now too! Photos by @wanderingsolestudios
10 days ago
A mountain’s party hat 🥳
15 days ago
Last day best day. I sent The Cube v6 a few hours before the rain came and a day before we left Colorado. We’ve had such a wonderful time here and I’m pretty sad to be going, but I’m sure we’ll be back and other adventures await ♥️ While my instagram feed has turned back to climbing and van life, there is obviously more going on behind the scenes. While we were here, we kept our gatherings small, wore masks in public, avoided all public indoor spaces like restaurants and shops, and (when not in the mountains) mostly remained parked on our friend’s isolated driveway in Estes Park. Conversations around race and systemic racism are still top of mind - while there are many ways for this fight to be fought (and I hope to do many of them), for me this currently looks like ongoing conversations through work about diverse representation and partnering with companies like @feelgoodvoting to encourage people to get out and vote (change happens at the polls!). Just wanted to put this out there as I know it’s been a lot of mountain photos lately, but that doesn’t mean the work (or the pandemic) has stopped. photo by @eliza_earle from a night session on The Cube earlier this week
17 days ago
Climbing brings me so much joy. It fills me up in a way that few other activities do. And there are also very real consequences of living a life and forming a community centered around the mountains. In just 5 years, there are already friendships I’ve formed and lost because they died climbing (@bradgobright, thinking of you♥️). The Climbing Grief Grant offers financial support to individuals seeking professional help as they process climbing related grief, loss, and trauma. Right now @climbinggrieffund is granting a free viewing of their film, A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Sun, with any $15 or more donation, and 100% of your contribution goes towards funding the Climbing Grief Grant. You can make a donation at the link in my bio - I just made a $50 contribution and am looking forward to watching the film tonight. photo by @james_lucas from a laugh-filled day out in the Rockies :)
23 days ago
It’s called glacier travel.
a month ago
A few pictures from last week on the SW ridge of Mt. Sneffels. It’s been so nice to be back in the van. We’re still being as safe as possible (masks, no public indoor spaces, and limited interactions outside of the pod), but it’s good to be moving through the mountains again.
a month ago
Serious morning alpenglow on our way to the summit of Mt. Sneffels.
a month ago
Same girl, different moves. Covid dramatically changed my workload this spring so for the second half of quarantine we spent every other day developing a new wall in Vegas. It was an incredible team effort (with the biggest props to @jonathansiegrist and @alexhonnold), but it ended in a few glorious weeks of getting to reap the benefits and climb on the wall! I was happy to send my first 12c (and maybe second - we’ll see how grade consensus turn out ;). We usually only live in Vegas in the winter so this has been a long stretch in one place for us. I’m headed East to find cooler temps in the mountains (but I’m bringing my mask, hand sanitizer, and 0 desire to do things indoors with large groups with me). Thanks to the amazing crew in Vegas for keeping the stoke alive & well :) || @coreyrichproductions photo of Falcon 9 - 12b/c. This wall will be included in an upcoming guidebook!
2 months ago
I am reading White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo, because it was recommended as a good place to learn how to talk about racism. I thought I’d share what I’m learning for my white followers who have tried to purchase the book but found that it’s sold out. (Though keep trying! Bookstores are getting restocked.) I am not anywhere close to the end of my personal investigation. I am simply sharing as I undergo my education on race.
I want to continue this work while ALSO taking action.
Thus far this has been: *️⃣VOTING
(ballot sent in yesterday)
(last Wednesday night at City Hall)
(Ordered from @simplypurelv a local, black-owned restaurant last night. Many more to go! Vegas peeps, put in your recommendations!)
(To Color of Change)
I will also continue learning, listening, and elevating black voices.
Thank you to my friends of color who recommended this book to me. I want to acknowledge that DiAngelo is a white author. I have many other books to read, this is just where I was directed to start.
2 months ago
#blackouttuesday || I want to add a bit more context here so that this post doesn’t seem hollow (as a few people have commented). I have begun to educate myself on my own whiteness with the book, White Fragility, donated to @colorofchange, and reposted people of color to ensure that I am elevating their voices above my own. And today my feed is black to ensure that it will not be a distraction as you scroll through the voices of the black community instead. I’m not saying this b/c it’s enough. And I’m not saying this to alleviate my guilt or imply that I’m not part of the problem. In fact, as I read White Fragility, I’m learning how very much a part of the problem I am. I write this post to say that I am making a promise to continue this work after today. I want to take action, not just post black squares. And as always, I’m open to learn & take feedback on how to do that best. My hope for right now is that this post is a momentary stopping point as you continue on to feeds far more important than mine.
2 months ago
I’ve been having COVID blues this week. The motivation and discipline I used to combat the ambiguity early on in the pandemic seems to be waning. I feel incapable of making life plans. I don’t know when I’ll get to hug my parents safely again. I’m constantly trying to evaluate how risky things are and if they’re worth the potential benefits. Looking ahead into the year I feel a lack of purpose. Has anyone else been feeling this way? And then yesterday was a crazy long day: A long hike to the crag, long pitches, a lot of time in the sun, and some crag cleanup and shoveling that left me pretty bone tired. But weirdly, I woke up today feeling renewed. Seeing Alex smiling while climbing up a new route and being outside long after the sun had set made something in me spark to life. Nothing’s really changed and maybe the blues will come back, but today seems slightly better :) This was my view hiking out last night - it warmed my soul.
3 months ago
People have told me 2020 feels like it’s slowed to a crawl, but I feel like it’s flying by. I can’t believe we’re almost halfway through the year 😱 I think I usually mark the passage of time with trips, accomplishments, or things out of the ordinary but, without those, days seem to drift into weeks and months. So now I’m really trying to appreciate each moment even when there’s nothing out of the ordinary happening ♥️ and while I may be getting a little antsy as the heat ramps up here in Vegas, overall I’m pretty dang grateful to have remote options where we can climb safely (and follow local guidelines) right now. Anyway, this route packed a surprising amount of punch (even though it was short and basically just an intro pitch to a harder route 😂) and it felt good to stick the final move for the send on Happy Hour (12b). Thanks @jonathansiegrist for the photo 🙏
3 months ago
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