The problem with being a millennial and living in Seattle is that I need good coffee all the time, and this requirement holds true whether I’m grinding out work on my PhD or waking up at 8,000 feet on a glacier somewhere in the Cascades.
“Summit night we wake up at 11:30 pm. I have a Wildway hot cereal packet with some dried cherries and cashews on top, and an Alpine Start Dirty Chai Instant Coffee. Then it’s go time!!” - Adrian Ballinger
"Ten weeks before this moment I was in a terrible paragliding accident where I suffered numerous injuries. I broke a dozen bones, the most severe being fully fracturing both arms and slightly fracturing vertebra in my neck and back. Needless to say it was a miracle I was standing - let alone beginning to climb again less than three months after my crash."
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