americanalpineHello I'm Justin Forrest Parks, born and raised on the south side of Chicago. I've been dreaming of the mountains ever since I can remember (but no one is sure where the curiosity came from). As a kid I devoured all of the books and films that I could find about rock climbing and mountaineering; Now I am in deeply in love with both. I've been hitting up the Red River Gorge on my weekends, spending countless hours at First Ascent (my home gym) and training to become an IFMGA guide in the Cordillera Blanca. My goal in life at the moment is to make the outdoors/wilderness accessible for folks in urban communities to teach them about our wild lands and to get kids who look like me to become part of the climbing family.
Photo: @sjones_photo, takeover: @boccrew
- americanalpine#rockclimbing #boccrew #browngirlsclimb #melaninbasecamp #aacgram
- lisevivesThis capture is amazing!
- msonnebyTocclaraju in the distance, beautiful👌🏽
- forrest_in_the_forrest@msonneby went for Tocllaraju a few days after. It was super clear out, so we got some gorgeous views of it.
- therealchiu718Keep following your passions
- kudzujosh87That's wats up we need more folks like u!!!!!
- forrest_in_the_forrest@therealchiu718 that's what life is all about :) following your heart, following your dreams, doing what you love.
- forrest_in_the_forrest@kudzujosh87 :D thank you so much, I like to think there are a ton of people like me already out there who are killing it and making change. Everyday folks tend to be extraordinary people
- sjones_photoDamn super cool to see a photo I took on here!!! @forrest_in_the_forrest let's meet up and climb again this summer?!
- forrest_in_the_forrest@sjones_photo super photo cred to you for taking such a dope photo of @internet_alpinist (Walker) and I. :D Let's meet up for sure. We will also have to get one some rock this time.
- firesidesupplyco🔥 💨 💨 🔥
- expedition_trainingNice work, Justin. Such a pleasant surprise to see your entry here! @forrest_in_the_forrest
- forrest_in_the_forrest@expedition_training & @marisolsullibeck I can't thank you all enough, it's all because of you that I've gained the knowledge I have of alpine travel and the opportunity to be in this photo <3
- forrest_in_the_forrest@expedition_training /the opportunity to climb in the Cordillera Blanca
- tabithamariekayThis is amazing!
- bolderadventuretravelGood for you, Justin! Keep your eye on the prize and it'll happen!
- santiluangFantastic goal to have! Doesn't matter what you look like, the mountains beckon those that see it's beauty and learn about the adventure that awaits them.
- marisolsullibeck@forrest_in_the_forrest You were the one making it happen, Justin. Keep it up. And, we will always be here for support-don't ever hesitate to reach out to us/@expedition_training !
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