Yes, you will find stunning images of the natural world, much of it from above treeline where I feel most alive. My hope is to inspire those who live in environments where Nature’s ways are less accessible, less obvious, or just wildly different.
But, to avoid simply viewing the natural world as a museum, Alpine Mystic is also a steady exploration of our place within it. I will be uncovering why frequent immersion is not just a feel-good thing, but perhaps critical to our well being.
However, we have to ask ourselves a question: “At what cost?”…to our health and the ecosystems we rely upon.
Using the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology I acquired while becoming licensed to work in the physical therapy field, I offer prescriptions on how to increase the agility, mobility, and durability it takes to safely travel rough terrain.
Alpine Mystic is an expression of yang & yin. I like to think of it simply as output and input. Sometimes the best places take some effort to find – output. Then, sensing the qualities of that place requires paying attention – input.
Hence, “movement and stillness in nature; a different approach to the summit.”
My regular hiking partners: