When I informed Mount Juliet Fire Department that I would miss training the first week of March to go climb in Utah, my captain looked over at me and scoffed, “Broke college kid, yeah right!” We laughed, I continued mopping the floor, and then three weeks later my friend and I high-tailed it to desert country for my final spring break.
In October of 2015, I trekked in Nepal with nine American friends. Vinayak Jay Malla was the guide for our group of ten. Over the course of our 100-mile trek, all of us came to admire, respect, and genuinely like Vinayak. He and I have stayed in touch, and my friendship and admiration have only… Continue reading Interview with Vinayak Jay Malla Nepalese Mountain Guide and Everest Summiteer
100 miles Three weeks ago I ran 100 miles for the first time. It has taken me a long time to process the entire experience. The inaugural No Business 100 was held on October 14th. The course is a single loop that starts from the Blue Heron Mining Community near Stearns, Kentucky and traverses the… Continue reading Ambassador Kyle Jacobson No Business 100 Race Report
The following was written by CT Ambassador Sean Fisher, an outdoors photographer and avid camper. You can follow him on instagram @mr.bootstraps. When I was around 26, I found myself taking a road-trip about every two weeks. These would be most often solo-trips to some outdoor area here in the Cumberland Gap or Great Smoky Mountain… Continue reading “Planning is Everything, the Plan is Nothing”
As soon as I heard that running the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim was a thing, I knew I had to do it. It's been on my list of goals for a while now and this year I finally made it happen. Disclaimer: Running the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim is tough!… Continue reading Trip Report: Running the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim
Wind whips across my cheek making my delicate position seem more precarious. It feels like a maelstrom compared to the enjoyable breeze I experienced on the hike to the base of this sea of granite. I glance over to spot a weakness in the rock. My hip cramps as I hike my left leg up… Continue reading Lessons Learned While off the Ground