Monday, June 20, 2011


I was sitting at my desk in my apt, on the phone a few minutes ago, a few minutes before 9pm, eastern time. My conversation was broken, slightly, by the sound of footsteps up my stairs. With my front door wide open for the fresh evening breeze to circulate, I accosted a Greenpeace door door "salesman", if you wish. I invited him in, as I rarely do to anyone, and I signed on for 12$ a month donations.

I encourage everyone to do the same.

And stop eating tuna god dam-it.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Zanskar Odyssey Part 5

From Abbey Smiths' and Caroline Treadways' Website

Last fall Colorado climbers Abbey Smith, Jason Kehl, Pete Takeda and Mick Follari journeyed to the Indian Himalayas in search of adventure, a fresh perspective, and the most aesthetic boulders in the world's greatest mountain range.
With only 10 days remaining the team has to get serious in order to complete their final projects. This is their last chance to send before leaving their bouldering utopia behind.
This is Ten! is the final episode of the Zanskar Odyssey web series. Be sure to keep an eye out for the full length film featuring more climbing footage and a closer look into the inspiration behind the trip.

Friday, June 10, 2011

I miss you MIKE

June 10th 2011

I spent this precious day, thinking a lot about the last few years. I spent it while working with Sly, one of canada's top crack climbers and one of my closets friends.

The day dreams kept popping up, about the past, about what was wrong and about what was to be set right, about fault, about blame, and most important, how to try and make it right.

I started my day, like any other. I left home a little past 5 am and went to the gym for a 30 min run at 12km/h on a 5% incline and hit the bar for a couple of sets.

The truck packed and ready, I went from call to call, home to home, and I spent it in a daze of what was to be today.

With Mike's recent death, a lot has come into focus for me. It has affected me harder and stronger than I would have expected.

I was never the nostalgic type. I like the moment and the past is the past. But for some reason, I came to understand that without understanding the past, the future is a very gloomy place.

Time spent reflecting has given me hope for the future, and maybe a life I would have had should I have been more in-tune with the present, that is now, my affected tragic past.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Obed Guidebook out

I got a txt from a little lady down in kentucky who happened to get her hands on the new OBED guidebook and caught a glimpes of some quebecer climbing some rock in a picture. I called Jim Thornburg and turns out a couple pics of me are in the guide book. How sweet.

You can check out the guidebook at all fine retailers and here at Greengrass Publishing.

Cheers boys and girls.