Over the past few years, the mountains have become a huge part of my life. What started off as a couple of trips a year quickly turned into a weekly occurrence. The physical and mental benefits were adding so much value to my life that I needed to purse it more. In YEG we are only four hours away from the Rockies and I don’t think that we take advantage of this nearly enough. If you spend a day in Banff, you’ll quickly see that people travel from all over the world to visit this incredible place that we are so lucky to call home.

I am fascinated by pushing my physical and mental abilities and through my visits to the mountains, I fulfill both.

When was the last time you let your thoughts run free with no interruptions? No notifications, no vibrations, no noise. At home we are busy with so many external stimulations, we never allow our minds to run free. When I am in the mountains I am able to completely disconnect with the outside world and reconnect with my mind and body. While I am surrounded by fairy-tale like scenery and the silencing sounds of nature I am able to completely let go.