Rest Week on the Coast


Rest Week on the Coast

Sometimes you just need a break... 

After 3 weeks in the Bugaboos Will and I needed some time off. I made the trek to Squamish BC mostly to spend time with good friends and check out the local paragliding scene. 

Not going to lie... My paragliding skills were a little rusty, but fortunately Jason Kruk was there to show me the way.

AND he was there to pull me out of a tree!

The winds picked up on my second flight off the Chief and I somehow managed to land in a tree. Pretty classic! Luckily me nor my glider got injured and it was a great lesson in coastal winds. 



The Heat is On!

Hanging on "Sweet Mariah" our  Metolius Portal Ledge 

Hanging on "Sweet Mariah" our Metolius Portal Ledge 

I'm back in the Bugaboos representing the 305! Will Stanhope and I are here for the fourth year in a row attempting to free climb the Tom Egan Memorial route. We decided to hike in early season and the psyche is high!

Check out this article on National Geographic Adventure by Avery Stonich about the past few seasons: Battle in the Bugaboos 

For updates on our progress check: 

Matt Segal (Instagram) 

Matt Segal (FaceBook)

Matthew Segal (Twitter)

Will Stanhope (Instagram)




We'll also be auctioning three fine prints as part of the Nepali Relief Fundraiser at Stronghold Climbing Gym on May 29. The auction will be open to the online community, if you are interested in placing a bid email for more information.

All prints were printed at Photo Craft Imaging with archival ultra chrome inks on hand torn bamboo paper and framed with museum quality AR Glass in a matte black wood Frame.

The photo of Alex Honnold is on the Muir Wall of El Captan in Yosemite National Park and is photographed and signed by John Dickey. The piece is 12x18 and starting price is $600

The photo of Lynn Hill on the Nose of El Captan in Yosemite National Park is photographed by the late John Bachar and signed by Lynn Hill. The piece is 12x18 and starting price is $600

The photo of the two Nepali children is a signed Cory Richards original image. This piece is 16X24 and starting price is $900.

All the profits from these prints will go to the @americanhimalayanfoundation