My parents did not name me Leo. I chose it.

Well actually that is not quite true. It is short for my Christian name which none of my friends could pronounce. A good friend once introduced me to people in California and turned to me “do you mind if we call you Leo?” I just nodded. And so my life was changed. For the firstContinue reading “My parents did not name me Leo. I chose it.”

Today I want to tell you a story.

Back in the  90’s I was actively progressing through the grades in rock climbing. I wanted to consume everything. I wanted to get better. Slowly and steadily I did by choosing partners and ventures carefully that would stretch me. We climbed everything within our reach and we slowly expanded our horizon. The start of summerContinue reading “Today I want to tell you a story.”

Caperoutes – a project from another decade

The Caperoutes concept was born as my second attempt in rock climbing route guides. It almost came to fruition 9 years ago. Life intervened and this project got shelved into the dusty archives of my external hard drive. I wanted to produce something new, unique and beautiful to look at. Caperoute’s aim was to provideContinue reading “Caperoutes – a project from another decade”

Beyond the Mountain book review

Steve House‘s actions speak loud, louder than words. The resultant art, painted on the canvas of big blank faces. And his book Beyond the Mountain tells that story. I was truly riveted for most of the book, not once wanting to put it down. I actually wanted to enjoy it before getting it and IContinue reading “Beyond the Mountain book review”