It's hard to believe it was 6 years ago I was on attempting the West Ridge of #Everest with @davidcmorton @charley.mace and Brent Bishop, and filming and telling the story of the 1963 first ascent of the Ridge by Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein. Their ascent - done on this day 55 years ago - was a record breaker from myriad perspectives: they ascended a new and unknown route, descended a route (the Southeast Ridge) they had not seen, made the first traverse of the mountain, and survived the highest bivouac in history (at the time). Perhaps more importantly, however, Tom and Willi ushered in a new era of Himalayan climbing where climbers would approach the big mountains looking not for the easiest way to the summit, but the hardest route they thought they could climb. Working with Tom to create our film, "High and Hallowed: Everest 1963," was a true dream, his personality and life philosophy coming through in spades with every hour spent in his company. For me, it only furthered and underscored my reverence not for Tom the climber, but for Tom the man, a philosopher of the mountains and of life, a pursuer of risk and adventure in the purest sense in all facets of his long life. If you have not yet read his book, Everest: The West Ridge, do so; it is I believe the greatest work of mountaineering literature ever, weaving adventure and thought, poetry and prose throughout the narrative, provoking thought and reflection and honest introspection. "Beneath fatigue lurked the suspicion that the answers I sought were not to be found on a mountain. What possible difference could climbing Everest make? Certainly the mountain hadn't been changed. Even now wind and falling snow would have obliterated most signs of our having been there. Was I any greater for having stood on the highest place on earth? Within the wasted figure that stumbled weary and fearful back toward home there was no question about the answer to that one." #liveyouradventure @eddiebauer @jimaikman #westridge#amee#tomhornbein#williunsoeld
Two beach sunsets in the two best states within two weeks 🌅 making it a goal this year to be there for more sunrises and sunsets, to wake up with the sun and reflect back on my day at dusk. I don't know how to put it into words, but all I can say is there's some kind of crazy mystical energy in the air when the sun shines parallel on the horizon and I crave these golden hours ✨
Do you believe in the possibility of life?⠀
That who you are, where you are, right now, doesn’t have to define you for the rest of your life? It doesn’t even have to define you for the rest of the day. ⠀
@dark.peak is coming soon. Premium outdoor clothing. Every item sold we donate one to a person in need. #OneSoldOneGiven Everytime. #followus for pre-launch giveaways and more.
Photo : @joeturner90 captures the early morning mist in the #peakdistrict . Check out his profile for more lovely views like this.
The theme of this holiday weekend seems to be views! After spending the day in Trier, I dragged my husband up to this viewing platform because it was such a sunny day, and I‘d only ever been up here in the winter. I think it was worth all the stairs!
One of the best parts of the surf camps is the amount of stoke and positivity that is shared amongst the group. Hard to express how much fun it is to surf with everyone at these camps. Lots of good swell this week! Should be fun 🤙🏼🏄🏼♂️ #epictripsforyoursoul @hi5sfoundation #adaptivesurfing
Fruit Lovers Paradise 🥥🍍🍌
One of the top reasons to visit Thailand is the amazing fruit!
Papaya, coconuts, several types of mango, passion fruit, apple bananas, mangosteen, rambutans, lime.. all in season right now and grown right here.
It’s so fun (and delicious!) to eat native fruits. You get the best nutritionally from eating with the seasons. Nature provides what we need to perform optimally. This time of year it’s hot and humid- and sweet, juicy, hydrating fruits are in season.
Papaya are excellent for the skin and their seeds kill intestinal parasites and worms. Coconuts provide nourishing hydration, replenishing sugar, salt, and vitamins better than water alone.
Eating locally lowers your environmental impact and allows for you to get the ripest and tastiest produce! #sustainablewin#HealYourselfWithNature
“I would not, could not, be broken. Tamed”
Wouldn’t say that I’m feeling burned out but it is fair to say that time is feeling like a precious resource and I don’t have 1/4 of what I need. I’m overdue for some desert sun, mountain air and laughing with my friends over a beer and it’s taking a toll. But I’ll get there and in the meantime, I’m just trying to remind myself that I’m stronger than I know and there’s nothing wrong with being exactly who I am. ✌🏼
Couldn’t ask for a better crag 🧗🏻♀️
Tonsai is a climbers’ paradise. Limestone cliffs surrounded by crystal blue waters. Hundreds of routes all on the beach. Sport, trad, multi-pitch, and deep water soloing; There is something for everyone.
Tonsai is super chill and everyone who stays here is a climber. There are slack lines set up in the reggae bars, where everyone chills at night. In the morning everyone eats at Thai Family restaurant and plans their routes for the day. The stoke is high brah 🤙🏻