G.O. 112 - Justin Pugh is On Rope
Justin Pugh’s childhood outdoor experiences were minimal. This began to change while attending university in Florida where he discovered the secret realm of urban exploration. Urbex was his initial gateway to the outdoors—a doorway that exploded open after moving to California and joining a camping trip in the Mojave desert. Justin is now an outdoor generalist versed in many outdoor pursuits and an adventure filmmaker. He and Jason spoke one night in Altadena’s dark woods about his path to exploration, his current career as a rope access tech, the intricacies involved in filming a documentary in Death Valley, the legend of the venerable Scott Swaney, and how it feels to be busted by police while urban exploring.