Thoughts and reflections on big experiences in the mountains almost always leads to the discussion of risk, reward, and our insatiable desire to be amongst giants. Watching friends and loved ones set off on adventures only to never see them return is a tale old as time, yet it never seems to get easier. We are drawn towards the mountains, knowing well that each time we enter may be the last, and are fully aware how the potential consequences of our actions will forever affect our family & friends — this is the paradox that stings the hearts of all who share the love of high places. Happy to have made another safe passage, while thinking of those who no longer can.
Up the rabbit hole...
Spring mornings ✨
Pick your line...
Spent the morning walking around one of the best spots in Aspen...
Working on something special with The Godfather... He chose a good time to come shred @aspensnowmass!
During a time of massive consumption, it’s especially important to give back to the things you care about most — for me it’s the environment. I’m not usually one to promote apps, but this is pretty cool. A Denver-based company, PocketChange, makes giving back extremely easy — it’s a Google Chrome extension that lets you donate some pocket change (25¢ to $2) to the causes related to the content you’re reading, watching, or listening to! #cybermonday is coming to a close... How are you going to give back on #givingtuesday? Get $5 free by downloading PocketChange now: http://get-pocketchange.com.
Here’s to life!
Aspen put on its best British Columbia outfit this morning...
“wow” -Owen Wilson
Shhh, it’s offseason...
Wah wah wee wah!
Spent the last few days helping 8th graders rappel off a 120ft cliff. Why? Because overcoming fear and challenge is just as important as reading textbooks. #OutdoorEducation
When you stare at your computer too long all the images start to blend together... #itstoohot
PRINTS! I’ve received more & more inquiries about prints, so figured it was time to make it official. I’ve teamed up with @simplyframed to offer high quality, gallery-worthy printing + framing (done by hand in the USA)! It’s almost ready, so in the mean time head over to the link in my profile! Thanks for all the support!
Not a bad place to hang...
I’ve been lucky enough to see and do some really cool things in my life, but this takes the cake. My sister is officially Dr. Hoffman! You are the smartest and strongest person I know, but your compassion is what sets you apart from those around you. When I tell people you’re in medical school, the common reaction is “oh god, why though? Sounds miserable.” After years of watching you shed blood, sweat, and a few tears, it’s easy to answer why — it’s people like you who not only recognize the pain and plight of others, but with deep empathy strive to heal them. I can’t wait to watch you grow as a doctor and share your tender warmth and humaneness with your patients. The world is a better place because of you, Haley! ❤️
Svalbard: where you can ski with polar bears, swim with the walruses, and drink Aass.
Ready to hang on some ropes. Here, Bob Wade pulls hard on some Terror in Tiny Town.
Instagram is an amazing thing. One second you can be catching up with family & friends who you don’t often see and the next second you’re watching someone base jump off a 1,000ft cliff halfway around the world. You can watch elephants play in Thailand and then watch penguins in Antarctica. That’s incredible! The world has become increasingly small because of this… but is that always a good thing? Is watching (what seems to be) every move someone makes beneficial? Is it healthy to constantly be focused on the filtered versions of everyone else’s lives? We all know that most the content posted on Instagram (like this photo) isn’t instant or an accurate description of everyday life at all… and yet we’re comparing our own lives to it more and more. Is it healthy to compare our current situations, successes, and failures, to only the beautiful filtered versions of everyone else’s successes? Social media was created (it seems) to stay connected with your friends, family, and the world… but it seems to be shifting more towards endless self promotion. Yet, here I am, posting a photo of a fun adventure taken last summer (while I’m really sitting at my computer). What do you think?
Traveling across the globe for a limited amount of time is always a gamble when it comes to snow conditions. You could nail it or get totally skunked, but that’s part of the adventure. Here, my sister harvests some Norwegian corn.
Digitally sifting through this winter and stumbled across this little moment.
Such an incredible place! Thanks Norway, we love you. Definitely coming back. #mittnorge