Iraq Climbing and Mountaineering School
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This initiative sets out to establish the first public mountaineering and climbing program in the city of Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. Our mission coincides with the inclusion of climbing in the 2020 Olympics for the first time in history, which brings promise … Read More

The Nature of Mountains: Mt. Rainier
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I was not ready. Nearly six years ago I changed my life from a young student who spent 21 years sitting behind a desk in the classrooms of cities. I had always fantasized about being an explorer and, at a … Read More

Islands 4 Kids – Romania
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Islands 4 Kids is a Romanian project led by American Robert Jacobs that is building a home for orphans of the country. At Islands 4 Kids locations, children receive a safe place to live as well as basic skills training … Read More

Is Breathing Your Climbing Problem?
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Improper breathing in climbing can be very dangerous. Climbing is an activity that takes place in high altitudes, demands intense focus, uses extreme amounts of sustained energy, and requires solving complex problems against the clock. All of these things take … Read More

Screening Dawn Wall in Iraq
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I reached out to Red Bull Media with a request to screen this year’s feature film Dawn Wall at the location for a new climbing and mountaineering program in a successful community center in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. After several back and … Read More

4:30am Wake-Up Call
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Recently, I made a deal with a friend that we would call each other at the ungodly hour of 5am and hold each other accountable to our ideal schedule. Whether this was a good idea or a bad one will … Read More

A little about Me and the work I do
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Recently, I have been making public appearances and this is a bit different from traveling to the world’s most remote places. So, while you are welcome to check out the beautiful photography from these incredible destinations on my social media … Read More

Thank you!
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THANK YOU! If you were brought to this page, then you have made a donation towards the continued effort of helping various humanitarian organizations around the world. From the bottom of my heart, and from everyone who has benefited from … Read More

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