Just a homeless guy with an axe…

I am a peak-bagger, trail-runner, and climber (in that order) living on the cheap in the western United States, though this summer I spent two months in the Alps. I am especially interested in advancing fast-and-light mountaineering in the Mountain West, perhaps best demonstrated by my 2017 Northern Pickets traverse. I stepped off the beaten path after finishing graduate school in 2009, and have been traveling and climbing about 6 months out of the year ever since. In addition to plenty of long dayhikes, I have established a few Fastest Known Times (FKTs) on more and less technical mountains.

You can browse posts geographically using the map, by state and activity using the categories in the right-hand sidebar, or chronologically via the archives. I have also written yearly reviews for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

If you have a question about parts of a route I have done, please don’t hesitate to email me. I take more pictures than I post, and remember more details than I have the time to relate in writing.

4 responses to “About

  1. Your blog is very elegant, do you use word press? It’s very impressive especially the things you have done. You are a pretty awesome guy Sean… I’d like to hang out sometime when you pass through as you do.

    Talk to you soon…
    Your cousin Ed Hones

    • Yeah, it’s WordPress with one of the standard themes. It’s kind of a nuisance to upload images, but other than that it’s great. It looks better than Blogger, I can customize it more than I would ever need, and I could set up my own server someday if I wanted.

      Are you still in Seattle? If so, I may be up that way early next summer.

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  3. Hey…Sean! We met Friday, the 5th, at the Columbia Glacier. You mentioned you’re in NM, and I told you I’m in CO. Sent you an email. Hope you respond. Hoping we get to see you in Denver. MUCH SUCCESS to you in your climbing endeavors. You have an impressive track record!!! Also…sent you a copy of the pic I took when we were visiting about the receding glaciers.