About the ultramarathon video, and why I took it down

I’m very sorry that my video did not pay more consideration to the regulations and values of the people who graciously allow the Antelope Canyon races to happen. I hope all those who were offended can forgive me, and accept this explanation of the events. On February 20, 2106 I ran in the Antelope Canyon 50 mile ultra, put on by Ultra Adventures in cooperation with Navajo Tribal Parks. I am…

How to Backpack Like You Mean It

I’ve discovered these 10 uncommon tips by trial and error over the years (mostly error), so I hope I can bestow upon you some hard-earned wisdom before you have to learn the hard way. Get out there and enjoy. Remember, backpacking is FUN, so do yourself a favor and keep it that way.

The Birthday Challenge

  I don’t know if it’s a thing among any other circles, but some rock climbers like to do what is called a birthday challenge–a personal physical test in honor of your age. The main goal, of course, is just to have fun outside with friends who help you along the way. Most commonly, the challenge is to complete one climb for every year you’ve been alive. Obviously, this gets harder as…

What Are The Odds?

Writing and Photography by Jesse Weber   This is my new favorite game. My friends introduced it on our recent road trip from Tennessee to Idaho. One person in the group thinks of a task for someone else to complete, and challenges that person by asking “what are the odds” that he/she will do it. If they are up to the challenge, that person names their odds, one out of…

Journey into the Accursed Mountains – Kosovo

Accursed Mountains

An ill-fated solo hiking trip in the Albanian Alps, documented by selfies Writing and photography by Jesse Weber After five weeks of moving between metropolitan centers of Europe, I was seeking a change of scenery and a new adventure. A friend suggested that we take on the Peaks of the Balkans, a multinational hiking trail that traverses the mountainous border regions of Kosovo, Montenegro, and Albania. My friend ended up…