Sunday, December 7, 2014

Players only love you when they're playin

The season is legit over now.  i think.  at least i was able to take my camera out a couple times and get a little bit of mediocre footage and lower-classy photos.  I still have a lot of work to do before i get any photos uploaded, but here's a quick vid of some of the climbing out at Weiner Lake and Chickaloon.  Sorry the quality is shite, but i was running on an empty memory card and had to shoot standard def.. totes bogus. 

AK PT1 from Brian Clevenger on Vimeo.

In other news, i hurt my finger a little, but i'm pretty optimistic that it isn't so bad.  Gonna try to hit the gym tomorrow and see how it holds up. 
In other news, it takes 3 beers (and 3 glasses of water) over the course of 6 hours to give me a killer hangover the following day.
Also, i'm promoting in a week.  i'ma be rich..

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The literal season finale

i got a new computer.  A laptop.  i will blog again.  With photos and videos and everything.  It will definitely take a little time to catch up with everything, though.  i have shit-tons of material and no time.  And i have to learn new editing programs.  i miss my old programs. 

So anyways, to start at the end, i went climbing on Black Friday.  In Alaska.  i climb with this dude named Hunter Bullard up here and he's pretty freakin strong (for a ginger).  He convinced me to tag along with him out to Ptarmigan to check it out and get some footage of this thing, Mr. Universe.  It's one of the hardest boulder problems in Alaska, and i'd never made the trip out to that area.  Turns out, it's quite the journey to get to this boulder..  We have limited amounts of daylight these days, so time is precious.  Unfortunately, travel time to this boulder is about 12 hours by foot, 5 hours by bike, or 1.7 hours by air.  But, that's bouldering in Alaska, ya know?  Its no big deal, just everyday life for us Alaskans..  Regardless, we made it out to the boulder with about an hour of daylight remaining.  Clearly not enough time for me to put this thing together.  But, I did all the moves and Hunter repeated it for film proof (it was mad dark; which makes for a great bike ride out btw).  Here's a sicky awesome video of some sicky gnar climbing:

Mr Universe from Brian Clevenger on Vimeo.

And here's a couple shitty pictures from my first trip out to Hatcher Pass.  Because that's all i've got right now: