Originally Posted by Macblaze
Ah the things you can do with a good budget
It was an awesome little bio. I went from climbing (sport with a bit of trad) to sailing as well. I find a lot of similarities between the sport from the mental aspects all the way down to the multiple levels of accessibility.
Totally agree, Macblaze. So many similarities. Both sailing and climbing are all about using skills and technology to travel through a hostile environment
and relative comfort. I still do a lot of long distance backpacking, and the planning, preparation, and tools I use for that activity are very similar to what we go through before setting off on an offshore passage
I'm working with some young guns
in the mountaineering world to merge the two disciplines. Were planning a sailboat supported climbing expedition to SE Alaska
where I will ferry
the climbing team to Icy Bay, and they will do a tidewater approach to their climbing objective. Best of both worlds!