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…

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…

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…

Denmark: Quest for Hyggelig in the Fairytale Kingdom

This article is both a recount of my trip to Denmark, as well as a brief travel guide to the places I visited. I managed to see a lot in my 6 days there, so I have packed lots of info onto this page, which is divided into 2 sections. Feel free to just read the first part, which includes a concise summary of the trip and my overall impression…

The Real St. Patrick’s Day – Dublin, Ireland 2014

The Real St. Patrick’s Day – Dublin, Ireland 2014     I went to Dublin, Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Best idea ever right? Well that’s exactly what everyone else in the world thinks too, except maybe actual Irish people. Although it is a traditional Irish holiday, most of the big festivities in Dublin city are put on by the locals and catered to foreigners. Each year, people from…