By Mountain Hardwear climber, photographer and filmmaker, Jon Glassberg.
All photos by Jess Talley.
Since I started climbing at age 11, my whole world was consumed with traveling, competing, training, and spending every moment thinking about rocks, performing at my best, and nothing else. As I got older and started to add photo and video into my skill set, trips started to become more exciting for me and more enticing to my sponsors. I realized that I needed to find a good balance between climbing and work to find the sweet spot that allows me to create content for the companies that support me while also crushing my projects on trips all over the world. Originally, I thought this was “the dream” but in reality, it was a bigger challenge than I expected. Finding the work/climbing balance has become a whole new challenge of its own.Turns out it’s not just as easy as going on a climbing trip and taking a couple of cool pictures.