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Local = adjective: belonging or relating to a particular area or neighbourhood Adventuring = verb: engage in hazardous and exciting activity, esp. the exploration of unknown territory. Loca-Venturing = verb: combination of local + adventuring To explore unknown territory in … Continue reading
A quick edit on some training footage-I was trying out the “audio” back on the Go Pro and some different angles and shots off using the ski pole mount. A lovely day to be out on the hill.
Sometimes mountain skills come in handy in the urban setting…when we couldn’t get out the back door off the kitchen, what’s a climber to do? Climb…here’s a bit of Go Pro fun from yesterday snow day…now that the power is … Continue reading
One morning when I was training for a climb, a guy in a truck roared up and said, “do you want me to call you a tow truck?” I wasn’t quick enough that morning mentally because about half way up … Continue reading
What do you do after you’ve been cooped up too long because of a snow storm…go out and play in it, of course. An urban adventure all within walking reach of home, the first in a series of more to … Continue reading
The third in a series of “snow day” movies. Always fun to be out in a storm and see what the helmet cam can do. Today was climbing seven of the steepest hills in the downtown St. John’s.
We woke up yesterday and looked up towards Signal Hill and noticed a strange new cross looking item plastered to the side of the hill. We knew it was new and knew it must not have been there long and … Continue reading
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. –Rumi
Five days out from departure for Antarctica and you get a snow day…improvise! Building on last year’s snow day video, here’s the sequel! Here’s the original:
Another beautiful spring day here in St. John’s allowed me to take my new Alpacka pack raft out for its first test paddle on Long Pond and inlet creek. Getting into the boat is like getting a hug and it … Continue reading
Easter Seals of Newfoundland and Labrador is doing an exciting fund-raiser this summer called “Drop Zone.” They approached me, as your local neighbourhood adventurer and climber, to see if I could recruit some participants for the event. As an adventurous … Continue reading
My latest helmet cam adventure…Skiing Downtown St. John’s on a snow day! The conditions were quite good except for where the snow plows had been!
Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves. –Robert Neelly Bellah