Fear. Is. Weird. .
I have this fear of highlining. It didn't exist as it does now. It started off easier, with playful curiosity and a challenge that parks couldn't provide. .
Now I'm scared. I wanted to walk highlines. What if I can't? Where does the insane desire to walk highlines come from....especially if I'm entertaining fear, self-doubt, and quitting? .
There's this woman I've watched grow through the last ten years, very inspiring. We've never personally met but we've talked. She started taking leaps towards things that scared her. Wouldn't you know, the same year I decided to adopt her idea, was the same year I met highlining. Thanks @dannyjdotcom , I'm not sure if you remember me but this is the journey I've ran into. Walking a one inch bridge between canyons. 😂😂. Your words with fear will keep inspiring me forward. .
Watching my physical wants or abilities be diminished by fear is quite interesting. And when you push through that barrier is when I feel the most. This picture represents when I pushed through months of fear build up. It felt exhilarating! .
I have this vision in my head that I have a long way to go with highlining, but the good news is, that also means I have no intention of quitting. So , I may as well push through the fear sooner rather than later. I can't tell you why I want to walk highlines and torture myself with this internal fight but it's an amazing experience. And I just really want to walk them. It's exciting when you see your body and breath be in control and flow. .
Have you ever had something that scared you, and you did it anyway?? .
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My buddy Scottie getting a little sendy on a blue bird Sunday
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2 678 hours ago
Mount Robson is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. This photo is taken right behind the visitor center. The park itself is exactly west of Jasper National Park. This was a spur the moment kind of trip. I didn’t know about this place till the day before. I drove to the visitor center and slept in my car. When I woke up the next day I tried getting a permit for Berg lake. Because of my spur the moment and poor planning they didn’t have any permits left. Oh well, I hiked to a crystal clear turquoise blue lake earlier this day and it was quite amazing. I would love to go back someday 🏔
8 619 hours ago
This is the Taku Glacier. It’s the largest and only advancing glacier of the 20 major glaciers in the Juneau Icefield. It’s also the deepest and thickest alpine temperate glacier in the world. I want to go back to this place next time on a boat. This photo was captured on a Twin Otter airplane. You can see where the Glacier has formed its own running river that ends up in the Pacific Ocean 🌊