Practice is key
Most of the month of April was spent teaching students of the Washington Alpine Club Basic Class how to climb and rappel. It included weekend trips and weeknights at a local outdoor climbing wall.
It’s always fun to instruct the basic skills learned years ago. Like trusting your harness when rappelling instead of walking or downclimbing on the rope. Just sit back and relax and trust your gear. Or the movements on the rock and learning how to balance on the smallest of holds.
The remote life
Now that the weather is improving, I’m finally utilizing my working from home job to hit the climbing gym, ski resorts, and trails during the day or after work with friends. I’m also training for some big mountain climbs and am starting to block my calendar off with local excursions to the Cascades mountains.
New stories shared in April:
- 18 Photos to Inspire a Skiing Trip to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
- A Winter Paradise: Kyrgyzstan’s Ak-Suu Backcountry Skiing Yurt Lodge
Most viewed posts in April:
- Why I’m Not a Fan of Alterra’s Ikon Pass
- 5 Things to Do While Visiting the White Cliffs of Dover
- 2 Circular Day Hikes in the French Pyrenees
Where I traveled in April:
- Mt. Erie, Washington
- Mount St. Helens, Washington
- Second Beach, Washington
What’s next for May
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