Wander Red Fox

Wander Red Fox

Recently launched following a Canadian climbing excursion, the Wander Red Fox Expeditions brand is designed to highlight the website’s goal of reaching into people’s lives and inspiring them to push the limits of their dreams. The ‘red fox’ symbolizes increased awareness through methods of passion and energy. The lithe constitution of their physical being teamed with the swift processes of their mind construe an unrivaled opportunity for success. Wander Red Fox Expeditions seeks to utilize the application of this measure…

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The Bugaboos: In the Shadows of the Spires

The Bugaboos: In the Shadows of the Spires

Live Your Dream in 2016 Some experiences are so profound that you are left forever changed. Perhaps some part of you remains behind in the physical moment or some other part is permanently altered, but you walk away with a shifted frame of mind and obscured feeling of reality. There are places in this life that few people ever get to see, remote gems of reigning beauty and unreal inspiration. They exist for those that seek them out, unattainable except…

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Preparing for an Alpine Expedition

Preparing for an Alpine Expedition

Alpine Anticipation It’s that tingly feeling that spreads from your fingers to your toes, that bubbling in your stomach that rises to the surface in bursts of outward excitement. It’s the months of training, the weeks of physical preparation, and the time spent route planning, studying, reading trip reports, repetition of alpine butterfly knots, ascension techniques, and escaping belay. Its the scrubbing of rubber climbing shoes, the whoosh of air as you roll closed stuffed compression sacks, clinging of metal…

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In Memory of Papa

In Memory of Papa

For Al Kraemer, January 17, 1943-June 30, 2016 Life seems such a fleeting thing. Like the cherry tree that so quickly comes into bloom, leaves outstretched on branches, beckoning towards the vibrant sun, and by the time one pink flower has opened its lithe petals from ear to ear, the other blossoms have already fallen. But maybe that is what makes them so beautiful. That they are only with us for a short while. Al Kraemer wasn’t just my grandpa….

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How to Start Working From Home

How to Start Working From Home

Building Blocks on Boulevards Many people ask me what sparked my initial interest in transitioning from a cozy 9-5 job that I enjoyed to the unpredictable position of self-employment and working from home. Monthly wages are not guaranteed and this lifestyle involves paying for your own taxes, health insurance, and retirement. I think the first factor to consider is that I am not new to change. It was only a year and a half ago that I left my prestigious…

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The Siege on Seneca Rocks & Humbling Heroics

The Siege on Seneca Rocks & Humbling Heroics

Memorial Day Weekend, 2016 It seemed only fitting to take on a mountain the same weekend we honor the soldiers of battles passed. The idea is a metaphorical façade of a war of self-creation in which we risk our lives just the same. Contemplatively though, all conflicts are a product of human institution. Therefore it was on that sunny Friday, May 28th 2016 we set out for our assault upon Seneca Rocks in a small town in West Virginia. The geological formation…

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Winning the Live Your Dream Grant in 2016

Winning the Live Your Dream Grant in 2016

Announcement Day It was 1:33pm on May 16th and I was still working my last full time job in the Durham veterinary clinic, ambling along between treatments and doctor’s requests. The screen lit up on my phone sitting inconspicuously between the AVMA magazines and Pill Pocket treat bags. I did not think anything of it- probably a text message or a What’s App alert from one of my overseas friends in our group text. The AAC had said they would…

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Why You Should Work Remotely

Why You Should Work Remotely

A New Chapter I’m twenty-five years old and I work remotely. I write this on the first day of a new epoch in my life. I take a deep breath and pause, my fingers slithering gently across the dulled white keys of my decade-old MacBook. It’s exhilarating, exonerating, and terrifying all at the same. It was not easy getting here and it’s not going to get any easier. The monotony of the typical 9-5 is gnawing away at the tolerance…

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I Quit My Job to Climb Mountains

I Quit My Job to Climb Mountains

The Beginning People have asked me since I first began this crazy journey why I climb mountains. It was the exposure that first captured me; the unsurpassed feeling of being completely and utterly afraid, suspended high above the ground, cold rock beneath your scraped fingers, locks of hair splayed sweatily across your face. It was the fear of falling, the fear of injury, and most of all the fear of failure. Your brain closes off when you are high up…

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