|Homeland:||Barrie Ontario, Canada|
|Place of residence:||Squamish, British Columbia|
|With EDELRID since:||2020|
|Sponsors:||EDELRID, Red Paddle Co, MEC, Arcteryx, Prior Skis, Mustang Survival|
Squamish, Love British Columbia. Also love to travel around the world and see new and unique beautiful and adventurest places.
Truly happy just being out there having fun, diversity the spice of life.
Love a mix of it all. Also really enjoy alpine climbing.
Started climbing when I was in High School around 18. Love where climbing takes you, so many beautiful places. Love the focus, intensity, being in the moment and so many challenging moments. Goal setting and sharing wonderful experience's with friends and family.
Hero's many, Peter Croft, Lynn Hill, Doug Scott, Rob and Laura Wood. Dean Potter, Tommy Cadwell the list goes on.
I hope I give a strong influence to others to get out and enjoy the outdoors, live your dreams, embrace the moments in life and truly care for you surrounding, spread the goodness and share many happy moments.
Milestones in life just trying to be a better person everyday. Going for goals and dreams and full filling them. Saying something then doing it. Also living for the moment.
I've had some serious set backs and injuries. Head on Collision with Van on my mountain bike, shattered tib and fib 3 months wheel chair one year care,skin graphs and reconstruction.
Also skiing, dropped a cliff hit hidden shelf, shattered lower lumber, shattered sacrum and coexist, blowing out pelvis, months in wheel chair long recovery. Also shatterd shoulder and arm mountain biking, reconstruction surgery.
Last one to mention major avalanche almost didn't make it and almost lost my good buddy.
From all of it, makes you really appreciate every moment and to be so very grateful to be alive, breath the fresh air, go for walks just being alive.
Many, really love just exploring and new routing and being out with good peeps, friends and family.
No strict training, just try to keep active. If there is a new route I've put up or a climb I really want to send, then just get on it and giver.
Just go for it, focus and make time to train and have goals set out.
Indoor climbing and outdoor are completely different worlds but both can be really enjoyable.
Goal setting, training, social they both are. Nothing compares to the real rock and the many incredible and wild places it can take you.
Indoor is great for getting in shape, rainy days, fun social as well and you can get really stong.
Haha once upon a time maybe a few one arm pull ups, finger now?????? That is when some training a lot will make that happen or you already have super powers.
Well I think to be a pro climber now a days you have to have some climbing skill I hope. Really thought what ever makes you happy as an individual. I really don't care on grades sometimes, it really about having fun and your own goal setting and also supporting others. There is some many rad people out there doing rad shish. Pro or not really just go for it, skills come with climbing more and remembering to have fun along the way.
I think most things are possible if you believe and do the work.
Goal setting is important for sure, inspiration and dreams to look forward to, challenges to motivate.
Some goals, finishing some new routes I've put up. Film adventure, community projects, Pakistan, Tasmania, Antartica and around home.
With hard routes I try and try, then I will take some time off get stronger I hope then go back and try to send. I try not to give up it usually motivates me more.
Just remembering to be respectful. Also keeping things clean take in take out.
Care for the environment as best we can.
Hope just for everyone to have fun out there and do their best be respectful to others and the environment. Role for myself is to give awareness through stories, talks and presentations, lower impact environmentally and inspire others. Really stoked to be working with Edelrid making those changes, recycling, lower impact in product development and doing our best to take steps to make postive goals happen.