Current Transportation: 2010 Toyota Prius
Core Activities: Rock, ice and alpine climbing
Non-Core Activities: Running, coffee drinking
Favorite Places: The bottom of the Black Canyon, the Canadian Rockies and Patagonia
My Jam Is: Die Antwoord
I Eat Lots Of: Sugar
Fun Fact: Most people don't know this, but I wish I played hockey in the NHL.
Bryan started climbing at age 16 in his high school outdoor program (yes they did exist in the 80’s). But, didn’t really learn how to climb until much later. So, in reality – he has been climbing for far less time than pure mathematical law would like you to believe… say, 10 years. Traditionally eschewing everything except ground-up trad climbing, he luckily stumbled upon some friends that had heard of this great thing called sport climbing and has since seen great personal growth in all the varied disciplines climbing has to offer.
While he enjoys long, remote alpine routes as much as any narcissist, Bryan’s true quest in life is in searching out the best cup of espresso. Among his favorite route list in his journal is a similar list of the finest coffee shops he has stumbled upon. One day he hopes to publish the “50 Classic Cafes of North America”.
After shredding a down jacket or two trying to stay warm while climbing, I'm embracing my Halogen Hoody. Just enough stretch panels to keep me feeling free - all wrapped up in a more rock friendly package. If you love climbing you probably know that everything is easier when it's cold, happily you'l
I love how minimal this jacket is, just what's needed - one chest pocket. Done. Great breathability for a hardshell and with a bit of stretch, you hardly notice you've got it on.