I am currently on the road, hitchhiking around the world shooting a documentary, or twelve. I am hoping to inspire those around me through unorthodox, and sometimes extreme methods of living. I have decided that in order to accurately measure and also to enable the best possible footage I will not spend a single dollar on food, shelter, transportation or anything personal for the next full year, and only sustain on what has been generously and spontaneously provided for me.
After witnessing enough negative behaviour in complete strangers to complete strangers to last a lifetime, I have decided to set out to accomplish many things. Prove the world is not such a nasty place full of untrustworthy people, open the minds of society that anything is possible, and that a new friend or opportunity is just a conversation away. When common courtesy seems to have evaded us in 2010, I am setting out in search of the good in the human race. Where have all the good people gone?
I will use my social skills, resourceful thinking and life experiences to accomplish a highly controversial move; travel the globe on less than $500 and breakdown every sterotype and false perception. Its going to be tough sometimes, but I know that what is waiting for me will rock the socks off of everyone reading this. Just wait 'til you see the videos.....

Saturday, August 28, 2010

SO! in the last 48 hrs, Amir; a contractor who invited me to his condo for dinner with his wife and adorable daughter, a suicidal dude who had just split with his girlfriend, an hilarious pro mountain biker, an amazing lady named Nat and her smartest-on-the-planet-children who had to pull over so I could almost vomit due to an extreme Banff hangover, (and took me out for breaky in Lake Louise!)Donovan, a cool dude my age returning from a Christian retreat, and a nameless Parks Canada warden who said she felt bad seeing my heavy bags walking down the main street. Does it resemble the list of people you normally think pick up hitchhikers? Or does it kind of contradict, and prove that anyone with an open mind is willing to extend a hand? Hippie-dippie, I know, but good golly hitchhiking sure is great fun!

Oh and I randomly run into two people from treeplanting, we go camp for the night enjoying a fireside plethura of stories and an exhange of updates between mutual friends. A rowdy Raven woke me up only to start my day of hiking to Begbie Falls.(nothing short of awesome-ness)

Tmrw, I will be climbing at Begbie Bluffs in Revelstoke with some new climbing friends I met about an hour ago. Im now at the base of Mt Revy in a chalet, jamming to oldies while we cook up a feast, chatting and getting pumped for a day of sport climbing and maybe even a free climb! Then after all zat, I hitch to Naramata to meet with a few prodigal friends, and Ill spend 1 day in the Okanagan Valley, hopefully climbing at Skaha, and then making my way to Vancouver, in preparation of my next touring group with my new job, Alta expeditions, and Hauser exkursionen!
I know this doesnt suffice as a proper entry, but Im still on track to update the blog during this break, so be patient punks!

Anyways. You will all hopefully hear from me in a short while. If not, Im sure someone will auction off my stuff.

I miss you all, some more than others....

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Ok, well I have almost two weeks of a break between now and my next contract. I do, and I mean DO plan to have the blog up to date, thats alot of writing, but its a goal Ive set, and golly, I want to meet it, that includes; my hitch out west, treeplanting, hitch south, working in the OK, hitch to SanFran, and my new job as a mountaineering guide. Its alot, but its coming....heres a few snapshots of recent times.
This is climbing the First Brother, a series of 2000m+ peaks in Manning Prov Park.
This one is 2272m, as marked on the post. To use as a reference, Everest, the highest peak in the world is 8850m, so about 1/4 of that altitude. It was a good one, and we had a snowball fight on the south side!

With the group ahead, I snapped a quick one through the Juan de Fuca trail, Vancouver Island.

Well children, thats all for now, but until next time, have your pets spayed and neutered.

Shout out to the boys in Ottawa! Miss you losers....

Monday, August 9, 2010

Oh, Hi Mr Blog, how are ye?

Excuses, excuses, I know.
Ive been away from maintaining the blog for so long, but I promise its only been with good reason. A) was treeplanting, but we all know how that ended.(I did keep a journal for the most part) B) was me taking off down south to the Okanagan where electricity was scarce, Internet even more elusive. C) My side trip to SF, and now....my new job!

I am currently working as an assistant guide for a mountaineering expedition company, and we've been hired by a German outfitter to take on one of their groups. My first day went swimmingly well, we hiked the Balu, near Rogers Pass just outside of Revelstoke Ntl Park. They were all quite keen on seeing their first bear, and although they had been spotted in the area, we weren't so privileged.

Holy snap, just saw the time. I'm off to bed, tmrw we are climbing in Kokanee Glacier Ntl Park. Photos and in depth recap of the last 3 days to follow.

Elephant shoe.

Monday, August 2, 2010

is in San Francisco.