Every expedition we take, every day we live, every minute we’re alive, we create an experience. Experiences shape who we become and how we view the world. And when we keep pushing ourselves to make new experiences—to explore, to experiment, to climb new heights, and dive right in—we write new stories that can be shared with and provide inspiration for new generations of explorers and pioneers. From Summit to Surf, there are endless adventures to take and stories to pen.
We geared up to summit ourselves a hefty peak indeed: Mount Hood, one of only 1,524 ultra-prominent peaks in the world and the highest point in Oregon. Dangerous weather can and does move in fast, and as with any climb, proper gear, preparation, and professional guidance are paramount. We were joined on this climb by a couple members of the Beyond Family: actor and CrossFit® badass Brooke Ence, and Denver first responder Matt Chan. Brooke’s dad also accompanied us on our quest to bag this beefy northwestern peak, the two of them setting out to create a new family experience by reconnecting with nature together.