Paul and I leave for South Africa so soon! it's crazy! we have been running errands all over the place- doctors, cell phone stuff, car stuff, travel stores, international licenses, we havent even thought about what we are going to pack yet! we just found out today that we can each bring 66 lbs with us to south africa, meaning 66 lbs, including a crash pad and climbing stuff that should last us 2 years and 2 months! after recently shipping home three boxes that each weighed 25 pounds, filling and shipping back my car which was about 400 pounds and filling paul's car to the brim, it's crazy to think about how much we will be living without for the next two years. Luckily both of my parents have planned separate trips to visit us and we plan to have them bring us some stuff but the car we plan to buy in europe can only hold so much! it's gonna be such an exciting adventure and it doesnt even seem real!
I just got back from the bouldering world cup at the Teva games in Vail, Colorado. It was a great show and it was awesome to see a victory by Team USA. It was awesome to see some new boulderers emerge on the scene and do so well. Now I'm in Vegas and unfortunately cannot climb outside because it is so insanely hot. It's a shame to be here and not be able to visit Red Rocks, an area with so much rock to offer. Paul, my boyfriend, and I are heading to the climbing gym today to get in some training. We return to Boulder on Thursday morning and head out Friday for the east coast. It's gonna be a long drive and we are planning to stop and climb at the St. Louis gym. It's so hot everywhere in the US this summer that we will not be climbing outside much at all so right now the focus is going to be getting strong for South Africa. We're going to mostly train at Earth Treks Timonium gym, in MD but we are also gonna check out the Delaware rock gym and probably Brooklyn Boulders. Even though summer pretty much just started in Colorado we are already over the heat. Psyched to get strong and get outside in the cooler temps of Rocklands!
I just graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in Marketing and find myself without a job and soon without a home. This is oddly by choice, however, because I will be traveling to Rocklands, South Africa with my boyfriend this summer to boulder on established routes and to hopefully establish new routes. At the conclusion of that trip my boyfriend, Paul, and I will be flying to Paris, buying a car and spending the next two years traveling throughout Europe, Northern Africa, part of the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, taking in the culture and languages and of course CLIMBING.