I’ve been realizing more and more in my daily practices, that the greatest joys I encounter in life are discovered through outdoor adventures and the bonds I share with those I love so profoundly. Surrounding myself with a community of balanced minds and creative individuals has led to some of the most unbelievable friendships and experiences I could ever imagine, which can sometimes feel like I’m living a dream more so than a reality… In other words, these adventurous moments sometimes defy my immediate comprehension and require time and a shift of perception to truly process. The act of exploring space with your body and canopy is a good example of what I’m attempting to explain. My brain tells me I cannot fly, yet man has found a way to do this. My instincts tell me I cannot levitate or walk in space, yet man has also found a way to do this too. It takes a bit of reprogramming to wrap your head around the realities we’re all capable of experiencing with these new human technologies, and I try my best to strike a balance between this understanding and the natural worlds’ rules while on these elevated adventures.
The past two film shoots I’ve found myself on recently, along with fellow Moab Monkey teammates (Scott Rogers, Lauren Crepeau and Daniel Moore), have been a great example of the unique opportunity to share this passion of gravity and heights with a bigger audience. As seen through the talented and cinematic eyes of Devin Graham and Parker Walbeck, in collaboration with Ford’s new car campaign #onetankadventure, the unique visuals of BASE jumping and highlining can be seen through mind blowing aerial perspectives and a soundtrack to get your heart beating fast. Even if only through the looking glass of a computer screen or television, I hope our hard work and years of training will shine through to redefine the limits of our human capabilities. The mental obstacles that we often construct for ourselves, usually out of fear of the unknown, are far too shortsighted from our actual potentials. Being able to surpass your fears and commit to a little adventure in life can do us all a little good I think. As Helen Keller once said, “life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” So get out there, enjoy life to the fullest, explore the environment and find fun ways to share your living experiences with those you love.