Tuesday, April 22, 2008

High Plains Drifter

One of my goals after getting better is to send this climb. It has some of the most amazing moves on it and tops out at around 35 feet. My hands are starting to sweat just thinking about it.

The photo is by amabelley from flickr hope they don't mind if I use it.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Taking a Little Time Off Bouldering (a.k.a. CIDP sucks)

Well I have had to take a little time off from climbing because I am lucky enough to have come down with a case of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. The short of it is my immune system has decided to attack my nervous system. I have lost a lot of muscle and have very little energy so climbing and sometimes even walking is out of the question. Being a chronic disease there is a chance I may never be able to climb at my previous levels ever again. So it looks like I may have to take up trad climbing ;) The good news is that I start treatment on Monday. I'm getting IVIG infusions and will have to spend some serious time hooked up to an IV for the next week. Luckily I will be able to work from the infusion center and that will keep my mind off the fact I am receiving hundreds if not thousands of other peoples antibodies. I will leave you with a few pictures I took while I was in Fiji a few years ago. Wish me luck!

A shot of a restaurant in Fiji.

If you can't tell already, I love sunset shots.

This little guy is an endagered iguana that lives on a single island off of Viti Levu in Fiji.