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.
Beyond The Self" is a juxtaposition of two themes; understanding the things that makes me "tick", ie: causes, rituals, etc, and becoming more present in the world.