Motivation to Climb
After getting hurt, I promised myself I would never take moving for granted again. When I'm climbing, the simple idea of moving over stone still amazes me after all these years. Plus, the people and places are pretty awesome too.
Most Memorable Climb
I have a hard time picking just one, but the first time I climbed El Capitan in a Day was HUGE! We did Lurking Fear in 14 hours.
Favorite Climbing Spot
10 Sleep, the Front Range of Colorado, and Yosemite. I guess thats three really but they are sooo good!
I've been climbing for 27 years all around the globe doing a bit of everything from walls to ice, sport and trad, and even the occasional boulder thrown in for good measure. I grew up in PA as a kid who was good at art, but once I found climbing at a bachlor party, it was on! I returned to climbing after a 100 foot ground fall in 2002 that resulted in the loss of my leg, a fused back and neck, and a renewed love of being outside and the simple movement found in climbing. I climb and travel with my family as well as some great friends, and love to explore new places as well as old favorites. I shoot pictures and give motivational talks as well as teaching clinics to adaptive athletes to keep things interesting and food and gas in the van.[full bio]