Author Archives: Madaleine

About Madaleine

Bruises from playing outside amused me when I was young. My legs are all bruised today from climbing, so it must be a good fit. I enjoy all kinds of climbing and continue to be inspired by big wall adventures. I am thankful for a climbing life, my goals, and the countless formative experiences with new and old partners. I’ve worked many hours in outdoor programs and as a rock guide (Completed the American Mountain Guides Association Rock Guides course in 2005) and love sharing a playful attitude with someone roping up for their first times. Predominantly growing up in the city/suburbs landscape of Washington D.C., climbing has been an obvious outlet into natural world. I usually live in Boulder, Colorado and finished my first year of a graduate program in land-use and environmental planning. I’ve learned that sharing a central passion with others brings great joy to all and I look forward to further fusing multimedia storytelling with this adventure.

Southern Arete Video

Here’s a clip from Emily and I climbing on the Southern Arete of the 2000′ Painted Wall. It’s in the Black Canyon, near Gunnison, Colorado. Brought to you by Blinding Speed Productions!

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The Original Women-At-Work Line, VI 5.12 R

A dance party commenced, and walls surrounded me. The dark sky let stars shine through, and I jived with my ipod, laughing at my interaction with this amazing place. We’d achieved our goal, and now joy and relief were lifting … Continue reading

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Emily’s Rock and Ice feature article

Check out Emily’s recent piece on climbing in Montana!  ‘Big Sky: the seasons and faces of Montana climbing’ can be found in the newest issue #189. I’m dreaming about spacious adventures whilst on the bus to school.

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Icing on the Cake

It’s 11 am. We are sitting on a boulder we just cleared of two feet of snow, within a boulder field we’ve called home for 25 days. Our wall still looms above, a five-minute walk from camp and now covered … Continue reading

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Goodbye USA! We love you.

It looks like the other posts from my smartphone haven’t been working! Dudley got new legs after much searching. We’re currently on the border with Alberta Canada and hoping to cross with an illegal amount of wine. overall we are … Continue reading

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Van Input

So my main man/van ‘Dudley’ is going to be transporting us, and our trip’s kit and kaboodle, as far as the roads will take us–Iconnu Lodge (from where we’ll take a helicopter to Mt. Proboscis).  Check out some pics of … Continue reading

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