… you continue upward. To your left and right the other trees of the forest thin out into peaks, you break through the canopy and sight extends for hundreds of kilometers in all directions. The sun fiercely hits your eyes. Up here the branches are thin and few and the giant creeks as it sways in the wind.
Your mind analyzes the moment: you are 100 feet in the air, the next branch is just out of reach, you will have to jump, any faulty move now and you will fall. This thought causes fear to enter your mind like a disease and your confidence falters. Panic takes its toll on your body, limbs shake, muscles grow weaker and twitch. You hold the trunk of the giant for dear life. In this moment your wildest fears become your reality, your reality becomes your wildest fears. But you believe that more is possible, you believe that today you can do what yesterday you could not.
All is silent for a moment as you jump. Now you are truly alive, blood pulsing, mind clear and body moving on instinct. You have stared your greatest fear in the eye. No longer allowing it to rule your life. You are free. You reach the top now moving fluidly and confidently and with one last breath, leap, spread your wings and fly. Your wildest dreams become your reality, your reality becomes your wildest dreams.
Within me is a growing passion. A passion for consciously challenging the capabilities of my physical and mental self. Its to no surprise that upon the recent discovery of Rock Climbing I fell in love immediately (I think before i even left the ground). As with all love, you can’t reason as to why or what…. With Rock climbing its everything involved in the process from planning your adventure to splitting gas bills so you can make it home to plan the next..
Among all the amazing aspects of climbing I really enjoy being able to go and see places so few get to see; Some of the most beautiful views, landscapes and structures mother nature can offer us. Its incredible. One of my favorite places to get down(or up) with some climbing buddies is at Lake Louise. The Quartzite rock is gorgeous and the views of the surrounding peaks or looking down on the emerald blue is spectacular.
Here are a couple photos from my first adventure to the back of the lake…
Thank you Carl and everyone else I climbed with this summer for sharing the beta! Together manifesting progression.
if you aren’t livin’ on the edge you’re takin’ up too much room