Happy belay-ted birthday to me! 🎉 It was yesterday, and we celebrated with a climb 😃 🧗🏻♀️#punsarefun#bdayclimb
Hiking to the rock with 13 balloons was quite the adventure! 🎈We were shocked that all the balloons survived! Especially since that trail is rugged and requires ducking under plenty of bushes. 🌳
I don’t usually fanboy over pro climbers, but Alex Honnold is an exception for me. He uses his fame for good, working on important solar energy initiatives that will bring more social equity and environmental sustainability into the world. I believe in the @honnoldfoundation and their mission strongly, and I think it’s awesome that Alex is asking for donations for his birthday. I’m making my donation today - will you? Link in bio.
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Alex Honnold isn’t really into birthday presents— but this year, he’s making an exception.
This Friday is @alexhonnold’s birthday, and if you feel like sending him some birthday wishes, make a recurring donation to the Honnold Foundation! 🎁 Says Alex, "Any amount is appreciated— and every amount has an impact. Depending on where you live, $6 can buy you a cup of coffee or a couple tacos. But for a family living in rural Malawi, $6 can buy a solar lantern— a lantern that can provide free, sustainable light, and replace the old kerosene lamp that filled their house with a toxic black cloud.”
Plus, if you donate between now and August 24th, we’ll send you a special thank you message from Alex. Good vibes guaranteed, fist bump not included. Link in profile to donate. .
📸: @honngy .
There’s millions out there just like us, folks who’ve had struggle in life... it might be the most normal thing out there. I’m trying to be more open in the hopes that maybe it’ll help someone out there feel less alone. I’m not crying for help, or asking for a pat on the back.... but it’s a fine line to convey that through text on the internet. Tone is a tough balance. There’s a lot of good people out there who’ve encouraged me along the way to be more out with my experience such as @buddhist.climber , @savvytothemax , and @inheadlights jus to name a few... its scary to leave it all out there, but also a relief sometimes too. The folks I surround myself with are “in” on all of who I am, and I don’t have to censor myself like I used to |
I borrowed this image from Kathy Karlo who, by the way, has a new podcast out. It’s all about vulnerability and hard conversations. The first episode just came out on Wednesday, and it’s hard, very hard. There’s a brief break for an anecdote about overcoming a ground fall in the middle, and it actually lightens the mood. That’s how heavy this is, but it’s necessary too
“You haven’t heard this story yet. But, maybe you have. Maybe it’s a sister, a girlfriend, a best friend. Maybe it’s you...” Please read the episode description for trigger warnings, and take care of yourselves out there, as best as you can today... however much that is ❤️ Link to the podcast in my profile
Why is outside soooo warm in these days??? .
I remeber my coldest night. Emergency bivaque in 4000m, just in light cover no sleeping bag, no sleeping mat, freezing from the iceclimb...with just one wish a bit of warmth and survive till the sun comes up.
So be careful what you wish for ;)
Next cold adventure sooon with...@anetkalouzecka
Definitely my first real project. Over a span of just under two months and somewhere between 20 to 25 attempts the proj went down. Every weekend accept for the one we went to Maple Canyon I was up at The Hood spending at least one day putting in anywhere from 2 to 4 attempts per a session. The funny thing is the one hang came pretty quickly after two weeks on my 5th go. That was honestly just the beginning lol. Imagine spending another month and a half and 15 to 20 more go’s knowing you have already one hung the route. At times it was super frustrating. Really the attempts were necessary for beta refinement and gaining the fitness to put the whole thing together. One really has to fall in love with a route to non-stop go at it. Well this one got me every move was big and exciting. Really no small holds just super steep and thuggy hence the name Straight Outta Compton 😁. I had to come to a point where I stopped thinking about getting to the anchor but getting to the knee bar rest 2/3’s the way up. That was my goal. Somehow I knew if I could get there with out a fall or hang I could get it all back and knock out the last 1/3 of the route. Well thankfully it happened as I thought on 9/14 with one of my best friends Brook hanging behind me capturing it all I made it to the knee bar without a fall or hang. My thoughts in this picture “Get it all back cause I don’t want to have to do this again today” lol. Such an amazing experience I am so grateful for the whole process one of my greatest adventures! 📸PC @brookbriana .
Straight Outta Compton 12d
My morning glories are glorious! Years ago a good neighbor friend shared some early sprouts she had grown from seed. I expected them to be annual in Colorado, but they've come back every year and I just love them.
Gardening in the city means having to make decisions. This spring I pulled most of them to make room for my gardens with @dawna_manerbino - Sophia really wanted to grow pumpkins and watermelon. I left a few but said I'd pull them if I had to. In best effort to make room for everything, I added a couple of trelis panels and have been watching them climb. After a few nights away on business, I had this lovely morning coffee view.