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Personal essays from the front lines of everyday adventuring.

Depression is Harder Than Skiing

Those of you who know me know that I am not good at skiing. In fact, it’s only in the last couple of years that I have even…

The Slow Life

I am slow. It doesn’t matter if I’m writing an article or getting ready in the morning or ski touring -no matter how fit or focused I am,…

#Outdoorwomen: How to Be Popular on Instagram

Disclaimer: I follow a lot of awesome #outdoorwomen on Instagram. It can be inspiring, to be a part of a community of women who are crushing this wilderness…

I Thought I Loved You, Volkswagen, But Now I’m Not So Sure

I like to believe that within an imperfect system, there are still companies out there that are doing their best to be good. VW, it turns out, has been actively doing wrong. On purpose. To sell cars.

Two Years: Some Nostalgic Philosophizing

Two years ago, Chris Hadfield gave his now-famous space performance, making being an astronaut even cooler. An 80-year-old man named Yuichiro Miura┬ábecame the oldest person to climb Mount…

Summer of Stone and Surf: Solo Hiking and Imaginary Cougars (or how I was not the girl from Wild)

  A blue bird had been flying ahead of me on the trail for a good few kilometres, flitting to the next branch whenever I got too close….

Summer of Stone and Surf: On Trust

On my third day in Canmore, I was lucky enough to climb Eeyore’s Tail, a 10 pitch, 355 meter route up the face of East End of Rundle…

Summer of Stone and Surf: Having New Eyes

  Two days ago, at a bookstore/cafe in Golden, I opened a book about “vital energy” to discover a quote by Proust: “The voyage of discovery is not…

Summer of Stone and Surf: The Beginning

It’s officially the summer of stone and surf, and I couldn’t be happier. Did I steal the name from a hat I saw at a shop in Revelstoke?…

A Spam-Mail Poetry Celebration

This weekend, it was my birthday. At 32, I am now safely back in even-number territory, and everything feels better already. After the stress of worrying that everyone…