What I’ve Learned (full interview) R&I

Greetings from Spain, it’s been a while since I’ve had the time to sit down and write anything substantial.  I’ve been more busy this year than ever before with family life, climbing, hang boards, traveling, training and taking pictures, and whatever spare time I do find, I usually fall asleep, ha ha.  But, today I…

Castles in the Sky

Words by Sonnie Photos by Ben Moon “Building Castles in the Sky” is an old Irish proverb for daydreamers who never taken any action. Obviously, it’s a derogatory comment geared towards big planners, the ones who walk around spraying about their colossal ideas, hyping up their visions, but who, at the end of the day,…

Bouldering Mecca: The Lost Hampi Diary

Words & Photos by Sonnie It’s hard to say if it was the bags under my eyes, or the tiny beads of sweat over my brow, but as I shuffled through the front door of my parents house in Toronto, all eyes were on me. My girlfriend Lydia and I had just come back from…

HOMAGE to Wolfgang

PUNKS IN THE GYM, THE World’s FIRST 5.14 Words by Sonnie TrotterPhotos by Ben Moon It was Christmas Day back in Ontario, and I was 15 years old – just that age where the holiday starts to lose its cool. I tore back the paper on one particularly heavy, book-shaped present, and there it was:…

Bishop

Words & Photos by Sonnie Old Man Winter is a mixed bag of emotions for many Canadian climbers. We wait all summer for fall to come, and try to maximize the perfect conditions it brings. However, the temperatures keep dropping, week after week, and eventually the skies darken and the snow falls. It’s quite enchanting…

Return to Malta

A Mediterranean Adventure with Tommy Caldwell Words By Sonnie Trotter Photos by Cory Rich + Rebecca Caldwell For years, I had an embarrassingly cheesy poster on the back of my door in public school that read “A hero is someone who gets up, even when they can’t.” Two years later I discovered indoor rock climbing,…