Adventures

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Day 12 - A Wish

A Wish Thank you for reading through to the 12th Day of Fearlessness. The Buddy team will be taking the next week off to celebrate the…

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Day 9 - Dreaming of Ouray

During the month of December, Buddy will highlight, the Twelve Days of Fearlessness. Whether it is getting up the nerve to lace up your old…

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Day 5 — Find your local outdoor gems

Like most, I’ve spent a lot more time playing close to home in 2020 than previous years. In reflecting on my adventures, what really stuck…

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Afraid of Chasing Your Wildest Dreams? Just Find Another You

In August 2019, I ran the Leadville 100 in order to raise awareness and funding for Clara Inspired, a nonprofit that seeks to cure genetic…

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7 Creative Ways to Stay Active at Home

We've been in quarantine for quite a few weeks now, so I'm sure many are itching quite badly to get back out there. If you're pretty active…

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Day 12 — Mentorship

During the month of December, Buddy will highlight, the Twelve Days of Fearlessness. Whether it is getting up the nerve to lace up your old…

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Day 11 — Community

During the month of December, Buddy will highlight, the Twelve Days of Fearlessness. Whether it is getting up the nerve to lace up your old…

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Day 10 — Reflection

During the month of December, Buddy will highlight, the Twelve Days of Fearlessness. Whether it is getting up the nerve to lace up your old…

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Day 9 — Surprise Guest

During the month of December, Buddy will highlight, the Twelve Days of Fearlessness. Whether it is getting up the nerve to lace up your old…

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Day 8 —  Teamwork

Every year during the month of December, Buddy highlights the Twelve Days of Fearlessness. Whether it is getting up the nerve to lace up…

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Day 7 —  Hitting a Wall

Every year during the month of December, Buddy highlights the Twelve Days of Fearlessness. Whether it is getting up the nerve to lace up…

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Day 6  —  Fear of Mistakes

Every year during the month of December, Buddy highlights the Twelve Days of Fearlessness. Whether it is getting up the nerve to lace up…

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Day 2 —  The Climb

Every year during the month of December, Buddy highlights the Twelve Days of Fearlessness. Whether it is getting up the nerve to lace up…

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Day 1  —  Determination

Every year during the month of December, Buddy highlights the Twelve Days of Fearlessness. Whether it is getting up the nerve to lace up…

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An Ode to Richmond's Trails

An Ode (and Partial Guide) to Richmond’s Trails What do you think of when you hear, “Richmond, Virginia?” For many, the city’s name evokes…

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My $1,800 Float Trip

June 8th was a perfect day to paddle. The James River was running 6 ½ feet at the Westham Gauge, an ideal level for an average whitewater…

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Hunter's Spartan Race

If Only Buddy Had Existed... You know it’s bad when the doctor winces. It was 10 PM in the receiving area of a New York City emergency room…

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Written in Stone

Tom Cecil is the owner of Seneca Rock Mountain Guides which he founded in 1988 and is a Regional Education Director for The American Alpine…

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Why Run 100 Miles?

Leadville Trail 100 Once home to miners and outlaws, Leadville is now an outdoor adventure hub tucked away, high in the Rocky Mountains of…

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The Leadville Trail 100 – Race Across the Sky

Over the weekend one of Buddy’s own, Casey Baum, raced in Leadville’s famous 100-mile trail run, aka “The Race Across the Sky”. Runners…

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Tired, Cold, and Dirty. Perfect!

For me, the low point came when I looked into the small bowl of garlic soup steaming in front of me. I was trekking my way to Everest Base…

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Discovering the Wall: Part Two

The True Story of How Richmond's Manchester Wall was Rediscovered This is part two of a series on the Manchester Wall. If you like to start…

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Discovering the Wall: Part One

The True Story of How Richmond's Manchester Wall was Rediscovered The Manchester Wall in Richmond, Virginia is a destination for climbers…

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Accidents Happen... So Do Avalanches

The story starts in Colorado. Team Buddy was in Denver and the surrounding areas to officially launch in the Centennial State, meet with…

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Day 11 — Failure and Redemption

During the month of December, Buddy will highlight, the Twelve Days of Fearlessness. Whether it is getting up the nerve to lace up your old…

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Day 9 — Gear

During the month of December, Buddy will highlight, the Twelve Days of Fearlessness. In the spirit of generosity we are sharing our platform…

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Day 8 — Experience

During the month of December, Buddy will highlight, the Twelve Days of Fearlessness. Whether it is getting up the nerve to lace up your old…

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Somehow, I became a wrestling coach

Somehow, I became a wrestling coach I often look at life as a series of interconnected events. Like a crazy, nonsensical spiderweb, each…

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I Didn’t Plan to Become a Runner

I didn’t plan to become a runner. I don’t think most people do. I started running for two reasons: 1. Being a pretty tightly wound person in…