Peak Fatherhood: Adventure Guide

It is all too easy to let life’s chaos reign and control our time and as a result, sadly, our relationship with our kids. It is all too easy to let life’s chaos reign and control our time and as a result, sadly, our relationship with our children. Adventure offers a catalyst for change: deepening […]

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When we our lives feel heavy and insurmountable – adventure offers us a pathway forward.

Into the Ascent:  Journey Beyond Your Comfort Zone

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Life moves fast. Insanely fast. And we all struggle to keep up with the deluge of input and conflicting demands on our time and energy: personally and professionally. An adventure mindset offers an immediate, and directly tangible, solution. The Five Elements of Adventure are the foundational philosophy and the filter through which we can reflect, […]

The Five Elements of Adventure

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It is all too easy to let life’s chaos reign and control our time and as a result, sadly, our relationship with our kids. It is all too easy to let life’s chaos reign and control our time and as a result, sadly, our relationship with our children. Adventure offers a catalyst for change: deepening […]

Peak Fatherhood: Adventure Guide

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“I am exhausted. This is exactly what I needed.” These are the words Andrew said at the end of the second day of our traverse through the Superstition Mountains outside of Phoenix, AZ. As the sunset over the desert, painting the towering Weaver’s Needle in a bath of pink light, over a gentle warm evening […]

Three Days in the Desert

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This post was originally written for, and published by, Oars and Alps. Matt Walker spends 100 days a year in a tent. As a psychologist and international mountain guide, he spends much of that time leading men on climbing expeditions, helping them reconnect with a sense of adventure. While nearly all of his clients find these […]

The Power of Nature

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Four days in the wilderness. The freedom of taking a long walk. Last October I took a four day walk with a man who was looking for a hard reset in his life. Time to step away from the burdens and demands of his everyday and take stock of where he was headed, realign his […]

A Walk (in a circle) – 4 Days at Mt. St. Helens, WA

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Gratitude is the clearest transmission of you. Gratitude may be the most profoundly potent emotional state within the human experience. It serves as a catalyst, evoking a positive and curious perspective, while also synchronizing the multitude of facets of our lives. And gratitude is the greatest equalizer when pain, suffering, and overwhelm cast a long […]

Your Gratitude is You.

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Last week was exactly what I needed.  I had the honor of guiding a client on his first trip to Potrero Chico—a magnificent climbing destination nestled into the mountains of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Potrero Chico, located a short drive from Monterrey (which is a short flight from Houston) is considered one of the best climbing […]

Slow TF Down—The Adventure is Just a Bonus

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I remember with absolute clarity the first time I went on expedition in Alaska.  Arriving in late April, my partner and I drove from Anchorage to the hamlet of Talkeetna, packed our three weeks of food and gear into a small plane with skis for landing gear, took off into Denali National Park and landed […]

Fear and Self-Doubt – Pick Your Poison, or Both 

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Hit Reset and Spark Adventure in Your Life

How to Choose Your Next Epic Adventure