The Pamir Highway, Tajikistan

Crestone Needle, Colorado, USA

Gigantic Manx Loaghtan Sheep on the east flank of Snaefell October 1, 2014
The Castle of Peel September 30, 2014

Powder.kz Backcountry Season 2014 – Бэккантри в Казахстане, Киргизия, Камчатка.

September 22, 2014

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The crew over at Powder.kz put together this rad footage for a Backcountry Season compilation, which I am honored to be a part of.

The Moomaid of Zennor & The Evil Seagulls of St. Ives

September 16, 2014

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The St. Ives Harbor, or the scene of the crime

Much like a person on drugs, my mind was consumed by the frozen dairy treat. I could only make barely understandable comments about how fantastic the dessert was in between licks, oblivious to the world around me, losing track of time and space as I became one with the food. Little did I know evil forces were spying from above on my every bite, every movement, and calculating their attack.

Posted in: England, Roadtrip, Running

Camp Cheddar

September 15, 2014

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Sunset from the Mendip Hills above Draycott Village, looking towards Cheddar Resevoir

Cheddar Gorge is surprisingly similar to a lot of the touristy places in Colorado: the main attraction is nature, which brings a lot of people walking and driving around dumbfounded by the incredible natural beauty, but also lots of sporty folks, drawn in by the nearly endless sport climbing and vast trail system for walking and running.

Posted in: Climbing, England, Running

Run Warwick Castle

September 4, 2014

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Davinia on the tow path between Royal Leamington Spa and Warwick

Running to see places is great in that it combines both exercise with tourism, and one can see sights more in depth from the ground rather than from the second story of a double decker bus. Yes, I do arrive at somewhat crowded places wearing bright synthetic shirts and sweating profusely, but it also creates a nice halo of space around me at all times as most people don't like to touch visibly sweaty people.

Posted in: England, Running

Crossing Scotland

September 3, 2014

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Dusk at Loch Earn, Scotland

The four of us sat in the car at the trailhead in Glencoe, questioning what to do. We watched dozens of tourists exit their tour buses, snap a few photos, and return to the bus completely soaked. Climbing was ruled out after some deliberation, so we drove to Glencoe Village for lunch, turned the car around, and decided to return to Edinburgh with our tails between our legs. Scotland's weather was simply too mean, but I'm sure that if you can get to West Scotland on a clear day, it is probably one of the most beautiful views in the world.

Posted in: Roadtrip, Scotland
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