Mt Arapiles, VIC: Josh Davies

My name is Sam Wardenaar.

I am a 22 year old climber from the land down under. For the last few years I have worked as a bicycle mechanic, traveled or studied outdoor education. My focuses have been on mountain biking, skiing and hiking all around the world including Europe and North America.

In 2016 I found a new passion in climbing, this combined with my love of skiing and the alpine environments has set in motion a desire to spend all my time in the mountains including my work life. You can read the whole story of my decision in my first blog post.

This is a blog documenting my journey from amateur climber to becoming a fully fledged IFMGA mountain guide. I predict this journey will take 6-10 years and will push me to my limits. I am documenting my journey so that others with a similar dream can learn from my experiences, I will also provide entertaining and adventurous stories and hopefully a few nice pictures along the way. I hope you decide to follow my journey and that you get something out of it for yourself.