Canyoneering

G.O. 058 – The Monroys

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G.O. 058 - The Monroy Canyon Family

It’s the classic story where a country girl meets a city boy, they get married, start a family, and start rappelling down waterfalls around the world. Tale as old as time? Maybe not. Danielle and Brian Monroy discovered the adventure of canyoneering after a failed family backpacking trip when their children were on the cusp of adulthood. They now travel the globe exploring dry and water-filled gorges while giving back to their canyon community through leadership and stewardship. Jason met them at their home to drink lemonade, discuss the impact of canyons on their life, and reveal the reasons for Danielle’s disdain for blue webbing.


LINKS:

CAC: americancanyoneers.org

ZAC: zionadventures.com
Uber Adventures: uberadventures.net
ACA: canyonsandcrags.com
CUSA: canyoneeringusa.com
Canyoning in Italy: canyoningvalbodengo.com

Meetup.com
Canyon Beta: ropewiki.com
In We Go Canyoneering

Trans Zion Trek

G.O. 052 – Erik Johnson

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G.O. 052 - Erik Johnson: Skis, Canyons, Consequences

Erik Johnson, Esq. shreds the slopes of the legal system and the fresh powder of the backcountry mountain ranges. A lifelong freestyle skier, he has extensive experience dealing with injury whether it be concussions, broken bones, or amnesia. A rappelling accident while canyoneering cost him a leg, but not his lifestyle. He continues exploring canyons and plowing through snow brandishing his array of prosthetic legs. He and Jason met one evening to discuss a world of wounds, skis, canyons, and perseverance.

 

LINKS:

Lawyer Website
EJ Facebook
EJ YouTube

Beach Reporter Article

G.O. 041 – David Angel

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G.O. 041 - Dav Underground ft. David Angel

Doing “nerdy stuff with computers” eventually lead David Angel to a corner of the internet where he was introduced to subterranean exploration. Soon he was a member of the Southern California Grotto, a caving group. Despite witnessing a tragedy on his first outing, he became more involved in the group eventually branching out into canyoneering and other adventurous pursuits. He and Jason bushwhacked through the overgrowth of a local L.A. canyon one night so they could sit in a dirty pothole and discuss caving, canyoneering, adventuring, administering ropewiki.com, and dealing with the aftermath of losing a close friend.

LINKS:

ropewiki.com
southerncaliforniagrotto.com
Dav’s Blog and Videos
randrphotography.com

National Cave Rescue Commission
Toronto Power Company Tailrace
Cave Rescue Article
Hugh Blanchard’s site

Gershwin Cocktail Recipe:

 

2 oz gin
3/4 oz ginger syrup
1 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
rose water

 

Shake well. Spray rim and top of drink with rose water. Garnish with lemon.

G.O. 034 – Kat Carney & Craig Kinsley

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G.O. 034 - Kat & Craig on Lucky Breaks, Pics, Sticks, and Hitches

Kat Carney and Craig Kinsley have embraced a life of coincidences and (occasionally literal) lucky breaks. A broken hand lead Craig down an unexpected path that would bring him to the 2012 Olympics as a Javelin Thrower. A part-time job as a newspaper reporter ignited Kat’s pursuit of photography and varied experiences. Seasonal jobs away from home brought the two together in Alaska where they would become a couple. Now they are preparing to move into a Suburban and travel the U.S. Jason met them in San Diego where they reminisced about past hitchhiking adventures, recent sandboarding experiences, and their respective passions.

LINKS:

katcarneyphotography.com
instagram.com/katcarney/
facebook.com/KatCarneyPhoto
twitter.com/katcarney

Craig’s Wikipedia
Craig 2012 workout video

G.O. 032 – Luca Chiarabini

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G.O. 032 - Legal Italian Alien, Luca Chiarabini

Italian software developer, Luca Chiarabini prefers a life chasing adventures. His habitats of choice are dark damp caves or thundering, cascading rivers. Luca passionately believes in sharing the outdoors with others and does so by documenting unestablished areas, placing new canyon routes, designing software for outdoor exploration, and volunteering as a cave rescue member. He and Jason hid from the rain one afternoon to discuss these pursuits, a family trip to Antarctica, and the many things he considers to be bullshit.

LINKS:

ropewiki.com
ropewiki.com/User:Lucach
Ropewiki_Explorer
Tanner Creek

Book – Four Hour Work Week
Book – Now, Discover Your Strengths

Luca passed away 3 Aug. 2017 - He is greatly missed

G.O. 025 – Francisco Camberos

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G.O. 025 -  Francisco Camberos, Functional Fitness Freak

Francisco Camberos spent his youth being chased by dogs and tagging public property before realizing he could better focus his energy and not squander the opportunities his parents provided to him. He began experimenting with numerous fitness regimens before forming his own approach to the pursuit of functional fitness. Francisco and Jason hung out in Chatsworth Park North one night discussing childhood, fitness, canyoneering, and salami sponsorships.

LINKS:

instagram.com/functionalfitnessfreak/
november-project.com

G.O. 022 – Tommy Day

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G.O. 022 - Dr. Tommy Day is Real In

Tommy Day is a physician, but he is also an adventurer. Traveling on two wheels or casting for fish bring him a joy he can’t find elsewhere. He is also a photographer. Capturing moments in still images or in moving video allow him to share stories that matter with others. He and Jason sat on Tommy’s roof deck at his home in Oregon after multiple days of shooting video in wet canyons to discuss his outdoor pursuits and the challenges of career changes.

LINKS:

tommydaycreative.com
Tommy’s Instagram
Tommy’s Vimeo

Skate Like A Girl video

Scuba Climbers Teaser

G.O. 020 – Jake Huddleston

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G.O. 020 - Jake Huddleston, Van Man

The cherubic Jake Huddleston grew up in the wonderland of the Pacific Northwest traipsing through its wilderness with his family and the Boy Scouts. Shortly after reaching adulthood he moved into a van and headed for Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking. There he would be introduced to the sport of canyoneering and began concocting ways to bring delicate camera gear through these rugged landscapes. Jake and Jason relaxed by the Kern River one morning following a long day of rappelling and bushwhacking to discuss canyoneering, van life, and outdoor filmmaking.

LINKS:

Jake’s Vimeo
Jake’s YouTube
instagram.com/jake_huddleston/

G.O. 018 – Steve Sieren

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G.O. 018 - A Steve Sieren is Worth 1000 Pictures

Steve Sieren is a California native with a great eye for capturing its beauty. An architectural photographer by day, he seizes what moments he may to travel into the wilderness backpacking or canyoneering, always with a camera in tow. He is also a father who tries to share the outdoors with his young son as much as possible. Steve and Jason conversed in Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia about his outdoor and photographic pursuits and about the lewd circumstances under which they met.

LINKS:

sierenphotography.com
easternsierraphoto.com
mojavedesertphoto.com
instagram.com/california_steve/
facebook.com/steve.sieren.1

DeLorme InReach
Spot

tastybite.com

G.O. 016 – Alden Anderson

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G.O. 016 - Embracing Freedom With Alden Anderson

Alden Anderson had an atypical childhood. Communally raised in a sheltered religious order, his access to the outdoors and exploration—and secular society—were limited. At the age of 21, he broke his billion-year contract with his indoctrinated faith and began the transition into a standard American lifestyle. While learning to navigate adult responsibilities, he also embarked on an exploration of the outdoors and adventure. Alden and Jason crouched beneath a tree in a Tujunga park on Independence Day to discuss the eventful happenings on Alden’s quest to make the most of his personal freedom.

LINKS:

360nomad.org

couchsurfing.com
sierraclub.org

Into The Wild
Walden
A Walk in the Woods