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January 23, 2020 at 09:59AM

Nearing the ridge line, we weren’t sure what we would find. The original route didn’t have anywhere near enough ice to climb, so this route became our backup option. I took a lot away from this day out, mainly that I want to do more trips where we don’t know what exactly we’re getting into, not knowing the route and what we would find became the test that I was looking for.

January 21, 2020 at 06:57AM

Certain things we do in life take commitment. They are difficult or can be scary, but when we find those things we love they are worth doing.

January 20, 2020 at 07:04AM

I used to take loads of photos of the night sky, but I haven’t been doing that as much anymore. I’m not sure why exactly, things change, our interests and priorities change, where we focus our energy changes. It’s all good, and having the time to reflect on those changes has been a welcome start to the year.

January 10, 2020 at 07:20AM

This is me. Most of my friends these days call me Willie, but through the years I’ve been called William, Will, Wilbur, Pumpkin (thanks ma), and two people have gotten away with calling me Billy. Some fun facts y’all might now know. I used to be a mechanical engineer. I decided to start growing my hair out almost 5 years ago when I quit my ‘real job’. I used to think that I wanted to be a fine art landscape photographer. I only started climbing and skiing 5 years ago. Aloha shirts are my favorite piece of clothing, seconded by not wearing socks. A good portion of the time I’m just making things up as I go along. This is the most times I have used the word I in and Instagram post.
Send on friends. Be grateful for where we are in this world.

December 29, 2019 at 08:58AM

Waking up in this beautiful place, with humans who have passion for life, it’s hard to argue with a combination like that.

December 23, 2019 at 09:45AM

Back in 2015 I thought it would be cool to be a “climbing photographer”. I didn’t know how to climb ropes at the time, so I only shot photos from the ground, and tried to find angles that captured the climbers in the middle of their routes. It’s been quite the journey from then to now, and the learning that has happened through many amazing friends. I’m grateful to be out here, continuing to learn, to try, and to grow.