Six Feet to Lie Down In

This is @natgeo photographer gordonwiltsie’s reason for why we must #ActOnClimate. What’s yours?
“…Hats off to President Obama for his vision to reduce carbon pollution by 30% from 2005 levels in the next 15 years.  Wisely, the administration is no longer talking about distant melting icecaps and vanishing polar bears, but keeping the message close to home, highlighting children with asthma caused by breathing bad air, ever-increasing droughts, killer storms, crop failures and other obvious symptoms that affect heartland Americans.  Nevertheless, my own enthusiasm also still heads straight north to the #ArcticOcean where #Inuit friends like Jayko Apak already face thinner and thinner #ice and fewer animals in the places they still hunt seals and other marine life to survive.  So much that I have loved and photographed is at stake. #ActOnClimate” @thephotosociety @protectourwinters View Larger

This is @natgeo photographer gordonwiltsie’s reason for why we must #ActOnClimate. What’s yours?
“…Hats off to President Obama for his vision to reduce carbon pollution by 30% from 2005 levels in the next 15 years. Wisely, the administration is no longer talking about distant melting icecaps and vanishing polar bears, but keeping the message close to home, highlighting children with asthma caused by breathing bad air, ever-increasing droughts, killer storms, crop failures and other obvious symptoms that affect heartland Americans. Nevertheless, my own enthusiasm also still heads straight north to the #ArcticOcean where #Inuit friends like Jayko Apak already face thinner and thinner #ice and fewer animals in the places they still hunt seals and other marine life to survive. So much that I have loved and photographed is at stake. #ActOnClimate” @thephotosociety @protectourwinters


There are so many reasons for why we must #ActOnClimate. So inspired to see the outburst of support for action and people identifying with the cause of climate change by sharing their personal stories. Keep inspiring the masses guys. CC: @maxellsilver @jonessnowboards @bode_bode_bode-bode-bode_bode @carolinegleich @sidoutwest @johncollinson View Larger

There are so many reasons for why we must #ActOnClimate. So inspired to see the outburst of support for action and people identifying with the cause of climate change by sharing their personal stories. Keep inspiring the masses guys. CC: @maxellsilver @jonessnowboards @bode_bode_bode-bode-bode_bode @carolinegleich @sidoutwest @johncollinson


This is @renan_ozturk’s reason for why we must #ActOnClimate. Tell us yours by posting your own photo of what you love and tagging #ActOnClimate. The outdoors community is solidly behind this. Let’s do this.  @protectourwinters View Larger

This is @renan_ozturk’s reason for why we must #ActOnClimate. Tell us yours by posting your own photo of what you love and tagging #ActOnClimate. The outdoors community is solidly behind this. Let’s do this. @protectourwinters


A pretty steadfast injury to my wrists has left me unable to climb vertical rock anymore. It’s a bummer to realize I must move on from something that was such a big part of my life. Until I find a new sport outside, I’ll be thinking about this past season on my board, riding the backside of east coast hills with awesome friends. I could live in a world of only winters. #nofilter #southamericaanyone? #hellowhitewaterkayaking View Larger

A pretty steadfast injury to my wrists has left me unable to climb vertical rock anymore. It’s a bummer to realize I must move on from something that was such a big part of my life. Until I find a new sport outside, I’ll be thinking about this past season on my board, riding the backside of east coast hills with awesome friends. I could live in a world of only winters. #nofilter #southamericaanyone? #hellowhitewaterkayaking


There is no denying that alpinists play an important role in addressing climate change.  We speak with one voice because we’ve seen its effects on the alpine firsthand – the glaciers receding, the ice disappearing, weather patterns becoming increasingly unpredictable.  And we’ve spent time with some of the people who are most affected – mountain villages whose local economies and way of life are forever altering, where infrastructure is being damaged by increasing rockfall and water supply is becoming less secure. We know that climate change is making our pursuits in the mountains riskier — more avalanches, more collapsing formations, more rockfall from crumbling faces. The Lyell Glacier that I climbed — once considered the second largest in the Sierras — has lost over 60% of its surface area since 1990.  Within thirteen years, it stagnated and ceased downhill movement.  In effect, the glacier died and ceased being glacier. There is no denying the severity of the changes we see when we’re out there. We know it’s real.  And we continue the good fight. #ActOnClimate #EarthDay #alpinism View Larger

There is no denying that alpinists play an important role in addressing climate change. We speak with one voice because we’ve seen its effects on the alpine firsthand – the glaciers receding, the ice disappearing, weather patterns becoming increasingly unpredictable. And we’ve spent time with some of the people who are most affected – mountain villages whose local economies and way of life are forever altering, where infrastructure is being damaged by increasing rockfall and water supply is becoming less secure. We know that climate change is making our pursuits in the mountains riskier — more avalanches, more collapsing formations, more rockfall from crumbling faces. The Lyell Glacier that I climbed — once considered the second largest in the Sierras — has lost over 60% of its surface area since 1990. Within thirteen years, it stagnated and ceased downhill movement. In effect, the glacier died and ceased being glacier. There is no denying the severity of the changes we see when we’re out there. We know it’s real. And we continue the good fight. #ActOnClimate #EarthDay #alpinism


"There is something I am seeking that can only be found on a mountaintop. I find it there and I lose it again when I descend. But I can always find it so long as I am willing to climb." - M. Ward, "The Beckoning Boots" | A few months from now, I will return to the #mountains. This time to the new, fascinating range of the #Alps, the #MontBlanc Massif. There is something about #Europe that has been beckoning me. I miss #climbing in the night. | Regram from #alpineexposures View Larger

"There is something I am seeking that can only be found on a mountaintop. I find it there and I lose it again when I descend. But I can always find it so long as I am willing to climb." - M. Ward, "The Beckoning Boots" | A few months from now, I will return to the #mountains. This time to the new, fascinating range of the #Alps, the #MontBlanc Massif. There is something about #Europe that has been beckoning me. I miss #climbing in the night. | Regram from #alpineexposures