To the KAF Community!
Living in a constant state of motion seems to be the norm these days. I can attest, as a professional outdoor educator and guide, I often find myself in the most unique and beautiful places pondering how lucky I am to be there.
The ONLY way that I have the ability to go ice climbing in Ouray, or spend a few days climbing in Indian Creek on my way to Boulder for a climbing conference is by giving up the ability to have routine.
photo Joel Fishcer
Finding peace within this state of motion is difficult for me. Trying to create a space in my breath and inside my body is one path I create. The other path that works for me is Community. Friends, family, and people I surround myself with really create a strong sense of peace. I find encouragement and support from you. THANK YOU.
As you read this, I ask for you to take a deep breath, think of an outdoor experience that has moved you (or is going to move you this year) and think of the people who you support you.
This year, building the KAF Community is my goal. I want all of you to know that, truly, I want to support you finding peace and enjoyment outside and sharing that with others. To this end, Jason Wheeler and Kirt Hodges have joined the team to support KAF and its mission!
With such a giant task of creating a new website, I really need to thank the team who helped create it. NASA KOSKI – I cannot express my gratitude. Roman Deeds, Brian Bain, Scott Marlow, Devin Miller, Darlene York, Jessica Culnane, Jason Wheeler, Kirt Hodges, and my Mom.
Really hoping to stay connected with all of you this year. We have a lot of AWESOME trips lined up, and really need your help filling them!
You are KAF Adventures, and I am grateful for the time I have had with you!
Happy Solstice TO ALL OF YOU! We have so much to look forward to this winter. Celebrate your existence, find time to nurture your soul and get outdoors!
The Winter season is still bustling!
Ice climbing Days – 2/12, 2/26, Rainier Ice – 3/12, 4/9, 4/10, 4/23, 4/24, 5/7, 5/8
Snowshoe Excursions – 2/26, 3/12
Snow Yoga Weekend at the Olympic Park Institute – 3/4-6 or 3/18-20
Backcountry ski day on Mt. Rainier – 2/20, 3/13, 3/27
Spring is just around the corner! Start building a solid climbing foundation inside the rock climbing gym. Take the time for your skill development and take a class! We are also making new routes at ALL STAR Fitness, West Seattle, OUR NEW GYM Space! Come climbing with us!
We now are offering INDOORS:
Intro to Rock – 2/9, 3/9, 4/6
Advanced Technique/Open Climbing sessions NOW - 2/3 & 2/24 , 3/3 & 3/17, 4/7 & 4/21
Rope Handling Clinic – 2/1, 2/8 & 2/15 or 3/1, 3/8, & 3/15 or 4/5, 4/12 & 4/19
Intro to Lead – 2/10, 3/10, 4/14
Personal Guiding and Rock Climbing classes– join Mick in the Desert this spring!
Climb and Safari of Kilimanjaro – That’s right, the final logistics of our unique travel trip to Tanzania is here. Join us for a trip of a lifetime.
June 15th – July 1st, 2011
December 26, 2011 – Jan. 11th, 2012
Sport Climbing in Mexico – March 19 – 26th, 2011
Educational Tidbit #3 – Personal Anchoring Systems
A must read, Nasa Koski has posted a very informative article about the use of tethers.
Yoga in Nature
Chandra Llewellyn yoga instructor Extraordinaire!
As you may know, KAF Adventures is one of the only companies in the US who truly finds yoga and nature a perfect combination. Our yoga hikes were a huge success this summer!!
This April, join us for an unmatched journey into Canyon lands near Moab, Utah.
I am always looking to hear from you. The KAF community wants to hear from you. I want all of us to stay connected. SHARE!
• Jason Wheeler is giving a presentation about climbing the Cassin Ridge! – Please join us for an educational presentation about climbing Denali in a 50 hour push! Learn techniques and tools needed to climb fast & light. Thursday February 10th, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm @ the Mountaineers FREE http://www.mountaineers.org//scriptcontent/default.cfm?insert=contact
• An awesome video created by Nasa Koski related to our climbing trip to Ouray, CO. last month!
KAF Hoodies are here!
Designed by Chandra Llewellyn, these hoodies are COOL! All cotton, a nice fit, and pretty fun!
Help get the word out, buy one today for $30. I will ship it to you anywhere for $5. 206-713-2149. Click HERE to get your new Hoodie!
I want to hear from you! I want to hear your stories, see how things are going and what you have been up to!
• Check out our calendar section on the new website!
• Join KAF Adventures Page on Facebook!
• Join the Seattle Climbing Group on Meet up! – Meet other climbers and stay updated with classes in the Seattle area.
• Join a social network. FitClimb – A social space to share your climbing experiences, and learn about training.