GUANACOS like to socialize -
Guanacos are garrulous folk, living in herds usually composed of up to ten females, their young, and one dominant male. Baby guanacos are adorably known as chulengos, and the little four-legged ones can walk competently only five minutes after birth. Female guanacos have a lengthy eleven-and-a-half month gestation period, after which a single chulengo is born between the South American summer months of December and March. PS: Guanacos are not Llamas
Shot while working with @chrisburkard@renan_ozturk while shooting a project for @djiglobal
Indian Creek & the desert around the La Sals & Blues have suffered through one of the driest winters to date - please tread lightly out there friends & be kind to this fragile sacred land.... BTW - It's Friday and the expansive of the desert is calling me, just as you - I look forward to endless splitter cracks that run to the sky, to the passing of the warm sun, to the bitter cold nights that are punctuated by a friend's laughter and a camp fire's glow. #publiclands#sacredspaces#leavenotrace#dontbeadick
Grrr, grit and just straight badass
would be only a couple of the words to describe Sean "Stanley" Leary @seanleary - 4 years ago we lost one the most talented and humble climbers the world has ever seen. RIP Brotha - miss ya man!
Two friends are missing in the Alaska mountains - please check my link for info on how you can support the rescue efforts (@akicebum + @mdre92 ) Pictured here are photos from an expedition I was on with Ryan Johnson in SE Alaska a couple years back. Ryan is a father, friend, business owner and is hard as nails - I'm praying he and Marc - Andre Lecrec (also a top notch Alpinist ) return safely. Weather has been a huge issue with getting into the Peaks to look for them. The @go.fund.me site will help the mounting costs of this rescue - please consider adding your burrito and coffee money for the day to this fund.
I was on the phone with Ryan last week - talking about life, fatherhood and climbing. He hung his gear up a couple years ago and then decided to return, yet with the idea to do what he loves as safely as possible. If anyone can survive out there it's him, he grew up in Juneau and I can attest this man knows his back yard & how to survive in the mountains. Sending prayers #rescue#gofundme#climbing#alpine
My own personal journey is one that I hope is continues to be full of openness and learning - yesterday I shared a place i love with the new friends ( @bencrawford17 & @maxowens14 ) who are finding there ways as photographers and filmmakers - to see their perspectives and psyche was yet another way to further my own progression as story teller.
Here - Ben guns for the chains with Max belaying on an all time classic, Atlas Shrugged (12.C) ....there was a moment when I thought he was off, yet he crimped harder and moved faster successfully clipping the chains for a proper onsite while hanging the draws. Both he and Max showed there moxy on the rock and for their desire to capture the intersection of beauty and athleticism. There is no doubt that with that type of gumption their climbing and media careers will flourish.