@belindabaggs 10 years later, again in NSW, Australia. She still surfs with grommet-like enthusiasm. To this day I haven't met anyone more stoked to ride waves. Custom water housing by @cmthousings. Shot with a #leicam240.
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@belindabaggs NSW, Australia, 2006. Although we had met a few years earlier, this was the first time we ever shot photos together. Since then, I've always considered Belinda as one of Australia's greatest gifts to surfing. So graceful in and out of the water- a true ambassador. It has been a pleasure to see her evolve into an incredible mother, still traveling the world and surfing her brains out. Shot with #provia slide film.
Crisp, razor-sharp skies in the high country. #highsierra
Nothing like a good trail run to stretch out those sore muscles. Not sure if I'm winding down... or back up again. #highsierra
Decisions, decisions... Continue on to Mt. Sill or descend? @tedreck, @clarkebrogger and myself pondered awhile. Thunder boomed all around us, electricity crackled in our ears, our hair stood on end. The decision was made for us. #leicam10
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@clarkebrogger topping out on Temple Crag via the Venusian Blind route with hopes of traversing Mount Gayley to Mount Sill. #leicam10
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The High Sierra is calling.
One of my favorite things about climbing in Yosemite is chance encounters with @james_lucas a.k.a "Peaches". He seems to appear out of nowhere, always up for interesting, if not peculiar, conversation. As was the case here in Tuolumne a few years back. I turned around and bam! He was there, drinking beers and eating food out of my cooler. Yeah man, always a good hang.
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@corn_silk on Death Crack, Tuolumne Meadows. This was taken during a video shoot for @patagonia back in 2013. I've passed beneath this climb many times, descending from Stately Pleasure Dome. I always think of giving it a go but it looks so damn intimidating. So I opt out and head over to Black Angel Crack. Two spooky names, the latter much more user friendly.
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Speaking of fire... Jack Johnson was on fire last night at the Santa Barbara Bowl- our little girl's first concert- dancing up a storm.
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Remnants of last year's fire with smoke from this year's fire. Finally we're able to sleep through the night, though the fire is far from out. Our first summer on the mountain is off to a roaring start. #77aframe
Big thanks to all the firefighters working day and night to tame this surly beast. The force is overwhelming. Hold on tight Santa Barbara and Goleta! #77aframe
It was a stressful night up here on the mountain. From what I gather, everyone is safe so far. Today, the Whittier fire still rages on. #77aframe
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"Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another." -John Muir
Lotta water in the Sierras this season. So stoked to be back in one of my favorite places on the planet. Lunch break with @_drew_smith_ in between climbs.
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Our daughter's first trip to Yosemite when she was one year old. I hope she will have similar experiences as I've had in this valley. Recently, her first words were, "Trump is a moron. I hope he doesn't sell Yosemite to the Russians". #yosemite#halfdome#glacierpoint
Scott "Savage" Parry on Steppin' Out, Yosemite, 2008. They call him Savage for his unique penchant for climbing off-widths. When we first met at Camp 4 I told him I needed to develop my off-width skills for the Steck-Salathe route. That's all he needed to hear. Next thing I knew we were on a grizzly, wide crack tour of Yosemite Valley. It wasn't just one day, but many sore and bloody and exhausting days throughout the climbing season. Once I got on the Steck it felt somewhat easy, a route I have happily repeated. Thank you Scott. I really appreciate climbing with you. #yosemite#offwidths#savage
To Dad, my biggest hero. An undefeated springboard diver in high school, a ski patrol at Alpine Meadows after college. I asked him what he did on his days off. He said, "I skied Squaw Valley". A builder of homes, a player of games, a competitive skier in his late 60's where they made him compete in the 40-year-old bracket because he was winning every race. He got me skiing when I was four, took me down the 75 Shoot at Squaw Valley when I was five. He told me that it's ok to cry, he also told me it's ok to fight. He supported me skateboarding though he didn't understand the culture (fair enough), bought me my first wetsuit, helped me move to Hawaii when I was 18, suggested I get a job that allowed me to travel and see the world, so I did, and I am. At age 77 he's still going strong, fit as hell. Happy Father's Day, Dad. Where would I be without you? #fathersday
Stoked to be hosting a Q&A with @jimmy_chin tonight at the Go Pro Mountain Games after a screening of Meru. Looks like he's still buzzing from last week's whirlwind on El Capitan. Should be a good night? @tudorwatch#meru
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Thank you Mother Ocean. You have always been there for me. I shall be there for you. #worldoceansday Photo: New South Wales, Australia. Shot with my #leicam240.
My wife just launched her new vintage inspired clothing line @karathomsboutique. She designed the entire collection using hand died linens, ethically produced in Bali. So proud of her. Check it out!
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Congratulations @alexhonnold! Yesterday he became the first person to climb El Capitan's 3000-foot face without the use of a rope or any safety related gear- just his climbing shoes and a chalk bag. I knew he would eventually do this but I'm still in disbelief. Being out on that face without a rope is simply unfathomable and I'm relieved it's all over. I doubt I will see this repeated in my lifetime. Photo: @alexhonnold mid way through the Triple Link Up in Yosemite with @tommycaldwell, 2012. And I thought this was the most incredible feat in climbing. Well, it was at the time. #elcapitan#yosemite#freesolo#alexhonnold