I Am NOT A Runner


Let’s reemphasize this: I am not a runner. Sure, I can run. Certain things inspire that fight or flight reflex, and since the end of the 1990’s, it’s been flight much more often than fight. Dogs, snakes, cougars; those are the things that get me to run. But exercise? Not on your life.


Scott Adamson Sends “Santeria” (M11+)

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It was January 3, 2013; it was 5 degrees, and while I spiked up the tributary gully above Bridal Veil Falls in Provo, UT, I wasn’t quite sure what I was in for. I had received the call a few days earlier, and it sounded sick, but the details were fuzzy. I knew it was hard. I knew it was steep. I knew there was potential for a first ascent.


Pfeifferhorn: North Ridge

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_MG_7969_smallerAlpine climbing has its own unique combination of variables, the most blatant and awe–inspiring for me being exposure. For those of you non–climbers out there, “exposure” typically refers to the idea of being high on the wall, without hundreds if not thousands of feet between you and the sudden stop at the bottom. When it comes to exposure, the Wasatch doesn’t really compare to something like Half Dome in Yosemite, but there are a select few areas that touch the void incredibly well, the most prominent in my mind being the Pfeifferhorn––particularly the North Ridge route.

The Shire: Visitors Welcome

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I guess I’m not allowed to say exactly where I was on Saturday. The SoWa code of ethics strictly forbids anyone from revealing specifics about the terrain south of Lone Peak to the general public, but anyone familiar with the area can easily figure it out. It’s not exactly a secret, but kind of. It keeps the riff raff out. Or something like that. Supposedly.

Living The Dream: 3 Reasons Why Splitboarding Might Save Your Life

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Josh Snow | Utah Backcountry | Wasatch Mountain PodcastFrom time to time I get comments on my Instagram photos that express a level of envy toward the so–called dream life I’ve been living for the past few years.

Splitboarding Highlights

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My buddy Greg Joyner, whom I know from PCMR, and his lovely wife run the Salt Lake Surf Co. retail shop in Sugarhouse. For a few years they’ve been specializing in aquatic recreation and have been a premier dealer for kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, servicing our landlocked state and mostly little rivers with premium and specialty products. Last winter, after dealing a lot with Forrest Shearer, who is super tapped into the local SUP scene, decided that if they’re a surf company, they might as well break into surfing the white wave too.

Montage of key screen shots from the Utah/Wyoming Production

Rack Envy | WELDtheweb

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Many of you know that in May I started working for an incredible content marketing agency called WELD out of West Virginia. I’ve been privileged enough to be a part of the  team that’s building a Western US presence for WELD, and I work as a project manager and content producer with several different clients, including the BSA and Yakima.

This summer I’ve been traveling around the USA quite a bit helping to support The Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve (one of the main projects we’re spearheading), but back in August I was able to be on the sharp-end of a video production for Yakima that really stoked me out, and enabled my friends and I to have one of the best adventures I’ve had in recent years. We were able to climb the Grand Teton and document the trip in order to get video content for the Brand Essence video the client had asked of us, as well as shoot a bunch of climbing and kayaking in the great state of Utah. For a detailed description of the climb, check out the new pages, and also for more info about the video, check out the WELD Blog Post. My “Rack Envy” has been fully satiated because one of the perks of shooting this project is one of the top-of-the-line Yakima Skybox’s featured in the video which now lives atop Smokey McSmokerson, my Subaru. All-in-all, it was a very rewarding project.

October 11th, 2011

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