On the last Tuesday of the first month of the new year, Green Drinks convened at the historic Hotel Boulderado — the perfect locale for a “Shining” remake in my opinion — for another round of high energy, semi work-related, sustainable fun. Please read the rest of the blog here, it’s funny.
On the warm, windy evening of Feb. 12, an anxious crowd swelled outside the Scarpa warehouse in Boulder, Colorado to watch the final round of ABS Nationals, one of the biggest bouldering competitions in the U.S. When the doors opened at seven pm, the crowd spilled in and spectators dashed to grab seats, quickly populating the vast warehouse. A vibrant rainbow of patterned spotlights swept across the swooping plywood walls – made specially for the event by Vertical Solutions – and the DJ pumped tunes while the last competitors trickled into isolation. When the lights dimmed and veteran MC Scott Meckler introduced the competitors who made it to finals, the crowd exploded the quiet buzz that been building all day. Read the rest of the story here!
In the wee hours of Sept.11, 2010, a small team of combat veterans, ages 24-65, set out to climb Longs Peak, the highest mountain in Colorado’s Front Range. Together they headed up the dark trail, headlamps bobbing through the frosted morning. When sunrise torched the tip of Longs, they were still hours from the 14,259 ft. summit. Exhausted, but fueled with a group determination honed by years at war – Vietnam, Iraq and everywhere in between – they marched to the summit, signed the registry and looked out on the country they’d fought to protect. Read the rest of the story here!
I just wrote my first blog for the Daily Camera on November’s installation of Green Drinks, an evening of sustainable social networking that takes place once a month at various drinking establishments around town. It was a blast, I met tons of interesting people doing very inspiring green things in Boulder and got to write about them. Check it out on the Daily Camera’s web site!
In 2004, Jonny Copp got an idea. Snow and tent-bound for days in the high Himalayas, I’m sure he had lots of ideas. But this one stuck, an international film festival to celebrate alpinism, adventure, and the environment, all things Jonny loved. Read the rest of the story. Read more…
My good friend Robin Puro – a talented rock climber, chef and writer – recently interviewed me about food. In her newest writing project, Robin asks 10 cuisine-related questions to average people and compiles them on her blog – t4three, dedicated to all things delicious. I’m honored to be the first!
Every Saturday morning, Newton co-founder Danny Abshire holds a free weekly clinic at the Newton Running Store in downtown Boulder, Colorado. An avid runner myself, I was curious to see how the new neon runners measured up to the hype. Please read the rest of my Newton post on venturethere.com! Read more…
I recently did a shoot for FASHIONmeGREEN, a new web project produced by Greta Eagan dedicated to high style ecofashion. FASHIONmeGREEN follows Greta to the fashion capitals of the world, where she gives green makeovers to style influencers like Lili Tenney, Client Relations Manager for Aspen Fashion Week, who modeled for us in Boulder last week. Please read the rest of the article here. Photos from the Boulder shoot should be up later this week! Hair and make-up by the amazing Allyson deSart of Voodoo Lounge.
Deadpoint’s new women’s issue is out and it’s HOT! It shines with the meticulous creativity and hard work of Jackie Hueftle and Vanessa Compton, among others, who collaborated to craft an outstanding rendition of the women’s climbing world. As one of the few female climber/photographers (I’m sure the number is growing) Jackie and Vanessa asked me to contribute photos in hopes of solely featuring climbing chicas shot by camera chicas. The task was nearly possible, which would have been awesome but no worries. I mined through old Park photos and fun Hueco shots, shot new day-in-the-life images of Angie Payne, Alyrene Dorey and am happy to contribute what I could to the issue. The cover is especially awesome. Enjoy!