When the earth speaks to you, what do you hear? Punctuated by the footprints of lives once lived, the colossal landscape of the Grand Canyon provides a remarkable backdrop for the search for new perspectives.
Video Cheyne Lempe
Photo Eric Bissell
Earth to Erikka: Climbing through time in the Grand Canyon
For many, moving through immense landscapes gives us the chance to reflect and connect. But there’s something special about the Grand Canyon that creates an especially profound perspective. For thousands of years, life in this harsh environment has flourished and forged unique connections. Even now, these ancient voices from the earth still echo around the red canyon walls. Follow 2021 Reach Your Peak winner Erikka Olsen as she takes on her dream of climbing Mount Hayden in the Grand Canyon, and shares what voices from the past can teach us about our present selves.