Climbs like these are very distinctly energy and idea generators. The grueling labor of traversing treacherous terrain while simultaneously depending and being depended upon by a climbing team creates the most unique opportunity to evolve both physically and mentally. Mountaineering provides for those who are seeking a new perspective. This ink drawing depicts a scene from my climb of Mt. Shuksan’s classic Fischer Chimney Route, which will forever live in my memory.
This beautiful landscape is available for purchase in a limited print release, (https://www.exploring-elsewhere.com/product/print-shuksan). Reproduced masterfully by Brooklyn Editions on high quality, archival Hahnemuehle paper, hand-signed and numbered by yours truly.
Recession and depression described much of the country in 2010. Jobs were limited for many, and they were especially hard to find for artists. Rather than submit entirely to the riptide of the times, my second journal provided the creative outlet I needed to stay sharp.