I really love Vegas. Not the flashing lights, not the flowing booze, not the glamour and money. Not the slow desiccation of the Colorado river, the traffic near the strip, the hustle and bustle, or the slot machines in the corner shops. I love the stillness when you drive only 20 minutes west of town. … Continue reading Las Vegas Girls Trip
...and work full time jobs. We also cycle-commute to work, trail run, bake a lot, have board game nights, and do plenty of other non-climbing-related activities. How did we get here? Graham landed an awesome one-year contract job back at the MEC head office in Vancouver. I also gave into my secret-not-so-secret desire to work … Continue reading So we live in a house now…
Almost as soon as we had returned to Canada from the States we hopped on a plane and flew west coast to east coast for a family reunion in Nova Scotia. Every five years my extended family holds a big reunion in Enfield, with upwards of 300 people attending. It is a great time to … Continue reading An East Coast Reunion and Nova Scotia Bouldering!
After hanging off the limestone cliffs of south western Utah for a couple weeks we felt the calling of high desert sandstone. In need of a break for our bodies and minds, we set off to tour the National Parks and watch the sun set over the red-orange towers and cliffs of the Moab area. … Continue reading Southern Utah Sandstone
Gathering advice from several friends about how to drive to El Salto in Mexico, one common suggestion was to go as far as possible in the USA before crossing the border. So, we braved ice storms, heavy snow, endless rain, and crossed the country over several long driving days to make it from Victoria, BC, … Continue reading Driving to Mexico
That’s a wrap 2016! Somehow this year seemed to just fly by. It was a trip around the sun filled with both ups and downs, but overall has left us in a place of happiness and anticipation for what’s around the corner next. While reflecting over the year, we came up with a list of … Continue reading So long 2016, Hello 2017
After more than 7 years of adventuring through life together we decided to tie the knot. We had always thought, “if we’re going to get married, we’ll just get married!” – we weren’t really big on the idea of an engagement period. We got engaged on the last day of April and went promptly into … Continue reading We tied the knot!
A four-legged friend isn't in the cards for Graham and I right now, so we are especially thankful to all of the humans who have allowed us to extend our love towards their furry partners in crime. While on our year and a half long road trip we met tons of wonderful people, but we … Continue reading Crag Dogs of North America
As a summer resident of Northern Alberta, I’ve recently been exploring some new and exciting other-than-rock-climbing hobbies… One thing I wanted to do was climb a mountain. Well, when the opportunity arose to climb five, there was nothing I could say but “Yes, please!” I am very lucky to work with a bunch of creative, … Continue reading Willmore Wilderness Park: Berland Range
Just over one month ago we returned home after more than 17 months of van living on our climbing road trip around North America. When we first got back from the road trip we caught ourselves saying things like "oh, we could get ice cream because we have a freezer!" or, "isn't it great to … Continue reading Seventeen Months