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I Have Had Enough! So, I Head Outside!

June 26, 2017

I Have Had Enough! So, I Head Outside!

I’ve had enough. I have had enough of my pompous, demanding boss, my screaming infant and my needy husband. Everyone reaches a breaking point and I’m there. I am so there.

So, I head outside. The outdoors is my safe place, my haven, my healer. If it sounds corny, that’s because it is. In all honesty, it sounds ridiculous to say, but my marriage, my career and my sanity have all been saved by the mountains.

I live at the base of Pikes Peak and as adrenaline-seeking thrills go, climbing up the trail to...

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Learning the Language of Rock Climbing

June 26, 2017

Learning the Language of Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is an amazing way to enjoy adventure, from the safety of a climbing wall to the exhilarating heights of an Arizona cliff face. Anyone who has been through a single rock climbing run knows that the first lesson is all harnesses and rope work. This is because climbing is crazy dangerous and climbers take safety incredibly seriously. Most dedicated climbers have been in terrifying situations in which only their rigorous safety protocols have kept them and their teammates alive, so even in a padded gym one does not mess around with proper rope safety. Because of...

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