Brendan skiing Ulrich’s Couloir off the summit of Mt. Stuart this May.
It’s been over a year since I last posted at Beyond the Ranges. I’m a little sad about this. My old blog was a labor of love, a reminder that I love taking photographs, and the archive of a half decade of adventure between the end of college and the present day. There are a number of reasons why I couldn’t keep it up, though. Writing for The Stranger and my subsequent increase in freelancing activity certainly cut in to my desire to pen 3000-plus carefully considered words about sliding on snow. My own interest in reading about running and skiing has decreased lately, and blogs in general appear to be a thing of the past. Most importantly, I needed to start a real professional website (this one), which became my primary home on the internet, but BTR proved a bit too big and clunky to import from WordPress.
I can’t pretend I haven’t missed it, though, and I always intended to start writing casually again. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep it more succinct and more fun, for longer. Expect fewer detailed race reports, a more curated selection of photos, and more biology. I’ll try and get a comments section up soon – thanks to everyone who’s stopped by over the years.