like ants

  Don’t you just love it when our self-imagined delusions of grandeur are dwarfed by the sheer size of nature around us… from high enough, we are not unlike ants on this Earth (we’re not even talking about the cosmic scale here, best described by Carl Sagan in this video). The following is just a …

faces of the matterhorn

  What an incredible view the Matterhorn is! Out of the 4 days we were in Zermatt and the surrounding area, we only saw the unmistakable shape of the peak for a few precious hours. The other times it was covered in clouds and we were left waiting for the moment the weather would be …

the mighty alps

I can’t think of a better word to describe the Alps than “mighty”.. it was an incredible two-week trip that took us around Switzerland, Italy and France, from neat little towns huddled at the foot of the mountain to snow-capped peaks way over 4,000m and anything in between. One thing is certain – it is …

the eiger

My bud Chris and I will be doing some climbing around this area next summer and we use this video for inspiration. Not that we’ll try anything remotely as crazy as the North Face seen here, but a trip to the Mushroom is a must. Can’t wait, it’s going to be epic.    


“The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.” Randy Pausch, 2007 November, 2010