Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Iceless in Iceland

This was a trip of firsts for me, in more ways than one...

stuck in Boston on the way out, a blessing in disguise

that's where we're heading, way up there to the arctic, should be cold right?

this was the extent of ice we found and the only pitch we did over the next 5 days. so basically, Iceland suffers from erratic ocean currents which can warm up the climate on a weekly basis, which happened to us. it got warm and all the ice fell down which meant no climbing. for the first time on any trip, i got completely skunked.

so we did some sightseeing

and lots of drinking

and more sightseeing...

the stormy northern atlantic ocean

the melting Vatnajökull glacier

the blue lagoon

Hvannadalshnukur 6,952' - icelands highest peak

nice frosted tips!

a bathroom bivy - another first!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hawaii - The Big Island II

Part II - the other (west) side

the digs

place of refuge


free diving

the evening line-up

manta rays

the lovely kaia

turtles & the fam

beach life

on the way back, high over LA

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hawaii - The Big Island I

Part I - the east side aka the wet side

akaka falls

one of the super cool banyan trees

of course some surfing

and volcanos

and lava

and crazy tire art

be nice to Pele or else!

old graffiti

and the family walking like dinosaurs down a lava tube