Life has been an incredible whirlwind over the last few months and I apologize for not keeping you all updated. Climbing and traveling aren't the only adventures in life and the last month has been full of those "other" adventures. My goal with this site has always been to share all adventures and last week was the best to date, I GOT MARRIED!
Last Friday, Jess and I had the most incredible wedding, surrounded by family and friends. As I stood in front of the arbor with Jess' grandfather I started tearing up looking at my beautiful bride. I couldn't have been happier with our adventure and think about all the adventures to come. I reflected on the ups and downs, the good times and the hard. Sometimes you find someone that completes you and makes you the person you dream of and that's Jess for me. All my accomplishments with climbing and in other endeavors probably wouldn't have happened without her and I couldn't wait to marry her. Our wedding was amazing! We were surrounded by friends and family, danced all night and laughed until ours faces hurt.
So thats where I've been the last few months, planning a wedding and getting hitched! Now life as a married man begins and planning the next big endeavor has begun! I'm excited to announce that I am going to Antarctica in December to climb the highest peak there, Mt. Vinson! Antarctica seems to be a magical place. I believe it still has the allure of being the last exotic and relatively unknown place is this world and I can't wait to go there.
Over the next two months I will be posting more about training and preparation for this epic journey. This climb is also going to be an unofficial fundraiser for Save One Life, a cause close to my heart. Although there no people with hemophilia living on Antarctica and I may be the first person with hemophilia on the continent, it is part of our world, as are those living with our condition in much more desperate situations. I encourage you all to check out their site and donate if possible or even better sponsor a child!