Cast your eyes upon our motley collection of contributors, associates and well-wishers (those who don’t wish us any specific harm):
Ryan is a traveler, adventurer, trad climber, aspiring alpinist and writer. Although not a leader in the field of Dirtbagging proper, he is considered one of the World’s foremost Dirtbagologists. Originally hailing from Brisbane, Ryan enjoys the outdoors, beer and writing about himself in the third person.
It has been alleged that Morag is the brains behind the operation. Her other considerable talents include the masochistic art of crack climbing, as well as the ascent of all things thin and technical… and that’s not even mentioning her amazing energy ball recipe! A freshwater ecologist by trade, her passion for the environment is a natural bedfellow for her passion for outdoor sports.
After her first outing to Mt Ngungun in the Glasshouse Mountains, Marisa took to climbing like a duck to water… a lame duck without style or finesse, she claims. Still, it’s better than taking to water like a duck to climbing. The vertical world not only provides Marisa with various waterfowl related analogies, but also an opportunity to meet like-minded folk, to explore the natural environment, and to learn much more about herself.
Alex is a local mutant who developed enviable climbing talent at a young age. His natural habitat includes a vast array of vertical terrain – from techno boulder problems to long, scary adventure routes and everything in between. Disturbingly, he seems to have developed a penchant for offwidth climbing and has a tendency to lure unsuspecting victims into this painful and foolhardy practice.
Where else but Queensland? That was a catchy tourism slogan in mid 2000’s, but in regards to breeding alpinists, the answer might well be “Anywhere”. Josh hails from the doldrum flatness of Central Queensland, but has nevertheless found his niche on the cliffs and mountains of the world, anywhere from Thailand to France. 2018 will be Josh’s “Vertical Year”, where he will spend time focusing on various all-round climbing styles including ice climbing, high altitude mountaineering, big wall rock climbing as well as light and fast alpine routes.