This past week, Blake Herrington and I enjoyed a well rounded day of scrambling in our home range. Our original goal was to capture the many moods of the Stuart Range by swinging tools up the Triple Couliors on Dragontail, jamming Der Sportsman's (Prusik Peak) flawless cracks, and squeezing our bodies up Hyperspace on the Snow Creek Wall. Tragically, Blake popped a tendon on pitch one of Der, deflating our ability to execute the original plan. Injuries are tough to handle, but Blake chose positivity over frustration, and we went on to gain Prusik's summit via the West Ridge, and later enjoyed the view of Leavenworth from the top of SCW after zooming up Outer Space. The photos below are all Blake's and give a good feel for a beautiful day in the hills! For a full report check out:
The name of my blog is a direct reference to my life as a climber and mountain lover. The combination of grace, athleticism, and adventure in high places is what drives my burning passion for moving up mountains big and small.