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I am currently over in Hawaii where the waves are 6-10 foot Hawaiian, with the occasional 12 foot set. Basically I shouldn’t even be in the water, but I’ve been doing my best to catch waves. I’ve even been held under so many times that I’ve developed a sinus/ear infection. Lovely I know… It’s definitely something you want while on a vacation spent solely in the water. I haven’t taken too many photos, mainly because I’m spending most of my time scratching for the surface, but I’ll keep you guys posted with the happenings (as long as my standing heart rate stays high enough to report them). Aloha- CB.

Photography by: Chris Benchetler

Surfs Up!

Blowhole for anyone who forgot to shower.

Old sugar cane plant.

Tropic Thunder.

Checking waves.

Clif Bars hot on the oven..

Turtle getting barreled, or duck diving, hard telling…

High surf advisory.

 

I am currently over in Hawaii where the waves are 6-10 foot Hawaiian, with the occasional 12 foot set. Basically I shouldn’t even be in the water, but I’ve been doing my best to catch waves. I’ve even been held under so many times that I’ve developed a sinus/ear infection. Lovely I know… It’s definitely something you want while on a vacation spent solely in the water. I haven’t taken too many photos, mainly because I’m spending most of my time scratching for the surface, but I’ll keep you guys posted with the happenings (as long as my standing heart rate stays high enough to report them). Aloha- CB.

Photography by: Chris Benchetler

Surfs Up!

Blowhole for anyone who forgot to shower.

Old sugar cane plant.

Tropic Thunder.

Checking waves.

Clif Bars hot on the oven..

Turtle getting barreled, or duck diving, hard telling…

High surf advisory.

 

Yesterday we took the rope to a new zone out here in Mammoth. I’m starting to get the feeling that I can do a different climb everyday this summer and never have to repeat a route. It’s awesome… Only, I unfortunately don’t have the skill or even close to that many free days to climb. Just the magnitude of this entire area is simply dumbfounding, so I thought I’d share…

Peter Morning once again joined up with Kimmy and I to take some more awesome photos. Enjoy the pics…

-Photography: Peter Morning -Ameteur Climbers: Kimmy fasani, Chris Benchetler

Yesterday we took the rope to a new zone out here in Mammoth. I’m starting to get the feeling that I can do a different climb everyday this summer and never have to repeat a route. It’s awesome… Only, I unfortunately don’t have the skill or even close to that many free days to climb. Just the magnitude of this entire area is simply dumbfounding, so I thought I’d share…

Peter Morning once again joined up with Kimmy and I to take some more awesome photos. Enjoy the pics…

-Photography: Peter Morning -Ameteur Climbers: Kimmy fasani, Chris Benchetler

The whole Nimbus Independent Crew (Eric Pollard, Chris Benchetler, Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, Justin Wiegand, Ike Smith, Erin V. Pollard, and new comer Blake Nyman) just met out in Oregon where we cut and blocked our segments, as well as filmed interviews for the final movie ‘Contrast.’ I can’t wait to see the finished product… As usual, Eric is a visionary genius and has some great ideas. Make sure to check out the movie this fall, it’s going to be a doozy…

Photography by: Chris Benchetler 

The crew hanging in the white room…

The stance of a confident interviewee…

Quiet on the set!

Wiegand GTS-ing (Getting The Shot)…

The whole Nimbus Independent Crew (Eric Pollard, Chris Benchetler, Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, Justin Wiegand, Ike Smith, Erin V. Pollard, and new comer Blake Nyman) just met out in Oregon where we cut and blocked our segments, as well as filmed interviews for the final movie ‘Contrast.’ I can’t wait to see the finished product… As usual, Eric is a visionary genius and has some great ideas. Make sure to check out the movie this fall, it’s going to be a doozy…

Photography by: Chris Benchetler 

The crew hanging in the white room…

The stance of a confident interviewee…

Quiet on the set!

Wiegand GTS-ing (Getting The Shot)…

These last couple days I’ve moved my most recently learned activity of climbing to the big boy rocks. My friend Josh showed my girlfriend Kimmy Fasani and I the ropes (literally) by teaching us to belay, and by making (well, more like encouraging) me lead a climb for myself on my first day. Basically I jumped in headfirst, as “they” say, but no need to worry, we are being more than safe and loving every minute of it. We’ve climbed the last 4 days in a row, with plans to do the same tomorrow. Here are a few pics from my personal camera. I’m sorry Pete wasn’t there to provide more professional imagery. I hope these photos will suffice…

Photography: Chris Benchetler & Kimmy Fasani

This is me (foreground props) belaying Josh at Big Al’s…

Still belaying…

Josh continuing on his rode to the top.

Suited up and ready to climb.

Leading for my second time. Slightly gripped, I must say.

One of the Crux’s…

Still leading.

Almost to the top…

Reese was on guard making sure no squirrels poached our lines…

Kimmy at the Crux.

Kimmy close to the uppermost point of Big Al’s…