#mountainhardwear athlete @pegoodman and @jessagoebel just returned from the Vampire Spires in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Stay tuned for stories from the expedition. Photo by @pegoodman #DaysYouRemember
Planning our next camping trip without a computer. #campvibes #polerstuff
Do you ever wonder where a road takes you?
What’s behind that hill?
The view from the next ridge line?
Where the tide ebbs and flows?
How the sunrise floods through a valley?
These questions keep me up at night. Every night.
Taking a trip for six months, you get into the into the rhythm of it, it feels like you can go on for ever. Climbing Everest is the ultimate and the opposite of that because you get all these high-powered plastic surgeons and C.E.O.s and you know, they pay $80,000 and have sherpas who put all the ladders in place and 8000 feet of fixed rope and you get to camp and you don’t even have to lay out your sleeping bag, it’s already laid out with a chocolate mint on the top. And the whole purpose of climbing something like Everest is to effect some sort of spiritual and physical gain, but if you compromise on the process, you’re an asshole when you start out and you’re an asshole when you get back.
Ever since I watched 180 South, I’ve been intrigued by Jeff’s life story and his work. Maybe it’s because I’m part jealous that he went for it and he’s in on life’s secret. Maybe it’s because he kicks ass.
Jeff Johnson’s Backyard Circuit with the Rover Shoe.