Entering into the World of Vans

At the beginning of the year, we bought our van. If we aren't climbing, we are researching, planning, building, and sometimes re-doing. Like a oil painting, it takes countless hours before your start seeing the picture. 

Building out a Sprinter Van

This is Juno from the very start. An empty white van with plans to take our family of 3 around the US. As of today, she has filled out a little bit more. 

How to build a camper van

We've insulated, upholstered half of the walls, rails for the bed, 2 windows, installed a backup camera, added a fan, a bench with storage, painted the back doors, mapped out our wiring, added wood flooring, made a bug screen, and insulated window covers.  The plan is build this little beast out to be pretty comfortable while we travel to climbing destinations around the US. 

We plan on spending time in Rifle, Hueco, Squamish, Red River Gorge, Bishop, and many more places, including time in Spain and France. Most of the time we'll be climbing and filling up our free time with fly fishing, biking, exploring, and fitting in some work. 

Bringing our 11-year old that isn't quite psyched about it may be challenge, but we hope things will change over the next year. We're mentioning it to her friends parents in hopes that she'll have some company throughout the trip. She'll homeschool and with her love for writing and video, she'll help document this time in her life.

Vanlife Travel and Climbing Trips

We'll be sharing our adventures as YAMA Climbing. Previously, a climbing bag company, we're expanding it to share our van life, where we climb, the rivers and streams we fish, the road and trails we ride, and to the things we make.

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