My New Showreel

Matt Walker Showreel from Matt Walker on Vimeo. My friend Steven Foreman just finished my new showreel. I’m super pleased with how it turned out. I wanted to give a more intimate view of my personality and perspective and Steven nailed…

Why you need routine to create adventure

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Adventure and routine? Seems an unlikely combination. Adventure doesn't come easy. It can't be bought or prepackaged and delivered. Adventure demands full engagement and all the trials and tribulations that come with it; there is a cost. For…

A First Ascent: How You Can Climb Uncharted Territory

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Ernest Hemmingway said “What is true at first light is a lie by noon”. There is no map, no specific path, and no series of steps that will deliver your highest endeavors. Success is never a guarantee but rather a culmination of hard work,…

Moving at the Speed of Human

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The expectations are high: think quickly, but with discernment. Process gobs of information, but don’t become buried in the depth and breadth of possibility. Adapt and be agile, but develop expertise. Somewhere along the way the expectation…

Five Climbers, Three Legs and an Unbreakable Spirit

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Last week we had the privilege of climbing in Grand Teton National Park with five amazing individuals. Their determination, humor, tenacity, and willingness to engage adventure with full force was inspiring and energizing. It was truly amazing.…

Call and Response - Monday Stoke

A few years ago National Geographic Adventure left the world of print media and went digital; it hasn't been the same since. Thankfully though, it's West Coast editor Steve Casimiro kept the spirit alive via his site / blog Adventure Journal. Last…

The Alpine - Monday Stoke

The North Cascades National Park is amazingly rugged and steep; there is no easy way in...but once you put your head down and hike for a few hours and gain a couple thousand feet of elevation the reward is amazing. This past weekend we went…

Mexico Volcanoes Trip Report - Monday Stoke

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We just returned from an outstanding week of high-altitude mountaineering in Mexico. It's an amazing trip that immerses you in the culture of colonial Mexico and offers an accessible high-altitude training ground. The expedition utilizes a series…

Mexico Volcano Sunrise - Monday Stoke

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We just returned from an amazing and successful expedition to the Mexico Volcanoes - trip report to follow soon. But until then, here is a look at sunrise from the summit ridge of Izta (17,200 ft) with Popo (17,800 ft) slowly erupting in the…

Mt. Baker Sunsets - Monday Stoke

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It may be February, but today we are celebrating July and August! We just received word from the Forest Service that we have more user days allotted for Mt. Baker climbs this year. What does that mean? Simply, we can offer more program dates…

Jaw Dropping Descent in the Alps - Monday Stoke

An Inner Passage guest sent this over this morning; I was speechless. You'll have to take a few minutes to check it out for yourself! Enjoy and share! https://vimeo.com/36398302

Dreaming of Summer - Monday Stoke

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It may be the end of January, but we are definitely dreaming of summer this week. We are putting the final logistics together for our programs to climb the Grand Teton. This June and July We are headed to America's favorite cowboy town: Jackson…