“Because those pioneers knew that alpinism – indeed all mindful pursuits – is at its most simple level the sum of your daily choices and daily practices. ” – Steve House / Scott Johnston Training for the New Alpinism

Great day of hiking in Kyogaku No Mori area around Mino. I was super excited to try out my new Osprey Manta AG 36 pack today and it performed flawlessly. The total trek was only 2 hours plus some change with a killer initial climb. Loved it.

The Elevator Squat

Posting tutorials isn’t something that I intend to do much here since you can find all you need over at GMBFitness. However, the Elevator Squat is something that popped back into my head recently and a move that I used to teach a lot in previous years.
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“We are unhappy, not because of things we lack but because we have potentials that have not been realized.” George Sheehan, M.D.

Christmas Vacation

This year for Christmas I brought the family to my home town of Wichita, Kansas and it’s been pretty wonderful getting to hang with my folks and sister. I even got to spend a couple days helping out at my sister’s dog bakery and grooming shop. Look at these doggie cookies!

Be Prepared – Car Survival Kit

Last month while in New Jersey my buddy Chris McMahon and I got caught in a snowstorm that pretty much shut down the city of Montclair. Took us about 2 hours to go a couple of miles and I ended up getting out and directing traffic. No joke. What’s up with the drivers there? Continue…