@rockabond took these photos of me yesterday in Yosemite. Climbing with him and @tingxiaochina has been an incredibly humbling and inspiring experience. They are so knowledgable about movement, breath, and technique. It really makes my shortcomings as a climber stand out. It’s easy to see when fear, or lack of trust in my gear is the reason I’m struggling when they point out my rapid breathing, over gripping, etc. I have so much to learn, and these two taught me a lot over the last few days!! @icebreakernz@eaglecreek
Got to run some laps on Equinox (5.12c) with @Rockabond and @tingxiaochina yesterday. I can honesty say it was the most painful climb I’ve ever done, and basically consisted of getting my knuckles stuck in the rock and doing pull-ups off them... it was awesome to see a strong climber like Abond ignore the pain!
This gentleman was a riot. He sat down in the middle of where we were filming to smoke his pipe, and didn’t seem at all affected by the drones, cameramen, and crew that were all buzzing around him. For some reason we just decided to work around him! @natgeo@natgeoimagecollection
I got to work with the legendary @dannyeth in the sinkhole episode, and I came away with the feeling that I should have been recording him. This guy has more stories, adventures, and patience for obnoxious talent (me) than just about anyone. He really is a legend. Google him. // @full_tilt_films //
This formation is called the gate to hell, and you can see why, but what you can’t do in Instagram is feel how the air changes as you walk through the passage. As soon as you step through the temperature drops substantially, sending chills up your spine. Pretty cool how nature do. :). - this is @rockabond - shot with @pteclights
Deep underground, after days inside the cave, @rockabond and I come across a huge column in a room with the most intricate gower pool formations covering the floor. It’s amazing to think of the worlds that lie below our feet right now that we may have no idea exist at all. @natgeo@natgeoimagecollection