Working in Aurora at a small experimental highschool right off the freeway, I had the pleasure of tutoring basic Algebra with a population I couldn’t believe. “Hey Meester!” they would call in the hallway as they walked into the room to tell me about their stagnant weekends. Some kids had gone to the movies and […]Read more "Big City Mountaineers"
My alarm starting yelling at me. I could already hear Richard stirring in his sleeping bag outside. It wouldn’t be light out for at least 4 hours, a little bit more than I’d just slept. We had to be up early to make it up to Chasm View Lake, where Scott, Scotty and Finn were […]Read more "Long’s Peak Highline"
This past weekend, the School of Mines Slackline Club along with Slackline Visions and many other wonderful sponsors, held a slackline event and competition in Golden, CO. Competitors, athletes and general slackline enthusiasts flocked from far and wide to enjoy the 20 or so slacklines scattered around the center of Kafadar Commons (Mines’s main grassy […]Read more "The Golden Classic (The Thaw (or who really knows?…))"
This weekend, I spent some time with fourth and fifth graders while slacklining at a school. I watched in wonder as these kids sat on the floor and watched me trickline. Raising their hands to ask the circus performers questions they had about our passion, I noticed their uninhibited nature. In about a year’s time, […]Read more "Growing Up"
Upon moving to Colorado, I was given several names of prominent members in the local slacklining community. One day while stumbling around Golden (I was currently living in Aurora), I met some high school kids slacklining at Parfet Park. They asked if I knew Josh and wove me a tale of a great man who was […]Read more "Slackline Visions: Brainchild of Slacklines with Wolves"
“101A off the highdive” Here’s a clip of me jumping off a cliff at Gobble Gobble Bitches Yeah!. I recently acquired this footage from a chance encounter with a Boulderite by the name of Steve-OH (Stephen Burt). The line was rigged up by the somewhereelseland crew over Thanksgiving and I couldn’t help, but to […]Read more "60m Rope Jump"
I opened my eyes and there he was. Dressed in basketball shorts with his name written on them and a baggy tee shirt, the first words out of my mouth that Saturday morning were, “You’re not wearing that.” I was taking Morgan, my 14 year old brother, to his first highline today. After several tries, […]Read more "Joshua Tree Highlining"