I BELIEVE YOU ARE A PRODUCT OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT.
I grew up In Spokane Washington. The Pacific Northwest, in my opinion is the greatest place on earth to be a climber and outdoorsman. All disciplines of climbing can be entertained within a short travel distance. I grew up climbing but never intended it to be a part of my daily life. I saw first-hand the difficulties intertwined with climbing and family. As I became more involved, I realized what my father had felt as I was growing up. It becomes an addiction...an obsession. I feel lost and useless without it.
MOUNTAINS HELP ME NAVIGATE WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME.
They balance the chaos that is regular life. Balance is what I strive to accomplish with climbing - a balance of life, love and mountains. Alpine climbing is a life long activity. I live and breath it. After all,
I AM MY FATHER'S SON.
- Jess Roskelley