“you look like a terrorist” – Connie Z

I remember in uni when Yi and I used to dream of travelling the world, the first place we talked about visiting one day was Dubai. We talked about the futuristic architecture and how much bling bling the place rocks.

About 10 years later, it’s finally happening! It all started when my boss sent out an email to remind people to take Christmas leave so I got in as soon as possible. I booked my 10 days and started wondering what to do. I could do the usual and go back to Melbourne to visit my folks and then come home to climb over the new years. The psych wasn’t high so I started thinking about places I’d like to visit .

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Slopey Shoulders – Pt. 1

When you get injured and it’s bad. . . You know it straight away cause it’s this feeling that you’ve never felt before. I felt this on Sunday.

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Perth 500 – 4 sets of “well done” sausages

The “Perth 1000” started off as an idea that my mate Nish came up with. Legend has it that he was thinking about whether it is possible to climb 1000m in a day… The next question was where?

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Types of Fun

What is fun? The first image that comes into my head when I think of the word fun is kids laughing and running around the park with their friends. Continue reading

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“for the record, I’m so much happier the way it was before” 

“What do I have to do to successfully lead this team?”

this is the phrase that’s been going through my head the past week.

Work wise, it’s been one of the most challenging things I’ve had to do. I guess everyone is different but when it comes to my personal life, I don’t really like being in the spotlight and more than happy to do my thing and just sheep along. There’s been times when I have naturally fallen into the leader role when I’m climbing but it’s not something I enjoy all the time. I feel a sense of burden and a need to look out for everyone, sometimes at the sacrifice of my own enjoyment and fun times.

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“Best Multipitch I’ve Ever Done!”

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During one of our visits to Gearheads early on the trip, Em spotted this thing by Gearloop Topos which consisted of a laminated card and a cord at the bottom so that you can attach it onto your harness and it’ll be on the right way which had topo on one side, description/details on the other and a looped cord to tie into your harness. Continue reading

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“I quit my job and sold my flat”

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Climbing is such an amazing lifestyle where you hear so many vivid and inspiring stories from a diversity of people. I’ll come back to it but first I’ll tell you about our day =)

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