“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.

“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…