This is dedicated to all those we’ve lost doing what they love. Pushing the limits of human power and the human spirit from the mountains to the sea and everywhere in between. They knew the secret to life was living, not just merely existing. So while we mourn their passing knowing that living will never be the same without them, we can also smile and cheers because they died living. Leaving us stories and memories to make us laugh and cry and know the words of Mr. Bob Marley sing true, “Every little thing gonna be all right.”

Editor’s Note: This photo essay was curated by photographer Brianne Janae MacRunnel, known for her outstanding outdoor adventure and landscape photography. You can browse and purchase her prints at www.briannejanaephotography.com. The accompanying words were supplied by her climber husband, Dave MacRunnel.

The human spirit is found in places where we attempt to defy the laws of physics.
Defeating the laws of nature in our own human powered ways.

Summer or Winter…The challenges change but the spirit is the same.

The tools we use… 

Are different for each rule-bending, law-shattering goal.

Sometimes the rules push back, break us – try to stop us.

But this isn’t our first rodeo…we’ve been dragged through the mud before.

We’ll come out on top…smiling

No matter what…Keep climbing. Push yourself to discover who you are.

Keep living your dreams, not the fluffy inspirational dreams we all sigh about whispering, “Someday.”
Go get dirty, break a bone, get some scars, live some stories, add some cayenne pepper to life!
Because by the time ‘someday’ comes around you don’t want to look back on an empty past
Wondering what might have been…

 

 Hi, I’m Bri, the photographer. I am in love with the ocean and the mountain. I don’t like days that begin with an alarm and end in TV. For me photography is a way to express more than what is said with words. It is my freedom. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II and a GoPro. Lenses I used for these photos are 24 – 70 and 50mm.

 

Hey, I’m Dave, the writer. I am in love with the photographer.

 

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Hi, I'm Bri, the photographer. I am in love with the ocean and the mountain. I don't like days that begin with an alarm and end in TV. For me photography is a way to express more than what is said with words. It is my freedom. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II and a GoPro. Lenses I used for these photos are 24-70 and 50mm.

7 Responses

  1. Doug MacRunnel

    I've told Dave more than once what a great team you two are… then you turn around and raise the bar again, setting it out of reach every time. But then that's your point, and you're living your own words. Where's that proud button again.dad.

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