terra incognita is my attempt at merging the loves in my life: climbing, writing, and wilderness. I am leaving behind rent and bills for the open road and the myriad of experiences that come with this lifestyle. This is a journey of grit and open space.

terra incognita means "unknown land." I write and travel to explore, uncover, and appreciate unknown lands within ourselves and out there in the world. This is a documentation of my personal experiences, observations, opinions, and questions relating to rock climbing, the mystery of the unknown, and our human connections to each other and the the wild places we encounter. 

People do not go into the wild often enough. People do not travel outside themselves often enough. I dare you to put yourself out there more.

Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, you better be enjoying yourself and all about it.

-Erin Monahan