|Mayan-Gobat Smith and Chantel Astorga atop the Nose.|
I know for a fact I feel pressure both internally and externally to attempt the Nose again.
My friend Timmy (coincidentally, a former Nose record holder), consoled me, “You know Quinn, I think it is important to keep moving forward.”
I feel I am at a tipping point. I am a long time climber and wilderness enthusiast, just now seeking sponsorships. These sponsorships help fuel the adventures– supplementing necessary gear and travel costs. What a fantastic advantage to testing and using new gear and clothing, allowing me to continue exploring the joys of climbing!!! Thank you, my current sponsors Trango, Stonewear, and Alpine Aire!
My main support avenue at the moment is Paradox Sports (http://www.paradoxsport.org)
Check out a video of our retreat, put together by Lilly Mongeau
We guided 12 women through meditation, yoga, and rock climbing. Our intention was to open a dialogue concerning thought limiting behavior, fears, and how to access the mind-body connection for use in positive ways.
Overall, we focused on our actions and how we should all be mindful of our place –both internally and externally–in this world!
The timing of these events was just was a wonderful reminder for me to explore inward for a moment. Marrying the adventures around me with the churning river inside, settle the sand a little. Helping me to stretch the corners of my mouth up towards my ears and enjoy a summit dance party!