Slot canyons are fun to play around in, unless you’re that guy from 127 hours. While visiting Zion National Park, my friend Alex and I went on a canyoning adventure through a slot canyon (just outside the park) and wanted more.
“Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You” – Mary Schmich
What would life be if we didn’t have little adventures every now and then? It doesn’t where or what, as long as I get outside and just do something. Below you can read about some of the adventures I’ve been on, many of which I just discovered along the way, like river sledging and canyon swinging in New Zealand, or being surrounded by a million jellyfish in Palau. Age is just a number, and as long as my body and mind is intact, I’ll keep doing this until something gives. One of the best pieces of wisdom I’ve read is to do one thing each day that scares you. So, tell me, what scares YOU? And what’s keeping you from doing it anyway?
This is an accompanying piece to my story about That Time I Walked The Wing Of Moving Plane. It provides a deeper look into the training sequence involved to get started with wing walking at the Mason Wing Walking Academy in Sequim, Washington.
Antelope Canyon is one of those places that you just want to photograph, even if it’s been done a million times.
Adventure Survival Tip #5: Carry Krazy Glue. Once upon a time, I glissaded down the side of a snowy mountain, lost control, slipped, tried to self-arrest for the first time without any prior practice, split my head open with my ice ax, self-arrested properly the second time around, and preventing myself from serious harm or death.
Melbourne is the one of the few cities that feel so much like San Francisco that it’s almost like being home for me.
This is how my first skydive happened. Friend: So the Pho here is actually pretty good. I’ve been craving Vietnamese food lately.
From my personal journal. “When I last looked at the altimeter, it was inching slowly above 3000 ft. Very slowly. I estimated that I’d have another 2-3 minutes to go before we hit 4000 ft.
Updated 2022: After being closed for two years due to the natural decimation of the jellyfish population from high temperatures, the jellyfish population has recovered and Palau has reopened Jellyfish Lake to visitors.
I’ve been on some amazing adventures, but this next one might just be the most audacious one yet. How else would you describe a 14-day, 3000 km adventure across India in a 7-horsepower rickshaw?
1. Brick It: verb \ ‘brik it \ : To “Brick it” is to “sh*t a brick”, where one is scared to the point that one not only loses control of their bowels, they lose control epically, resulting in something akin to a brick being dispelled and left behind.
The Amazon rainforest is a beautiful and wild place. It’s also quite big, so while most of it is in Brazil, you can still visit from within Colombia, Equador, Venezuela, Bolivia and Peru.
If you’re in Nepal, you’re most likely here to do some trekking and there’s no trek more grand than the Annapurna Circuit that takes you up 5416m (17769 ft) and across 220 km (~137 mi) of mountains and villages in a circuit that begins in Besisahar and ends in Pokhara.