Editor’s Note: Chelsea Yamase is a free diver, mountaineer, surfer, and model. Her images on Instagram have brought in over 140k followers. Here she talks to us about the process of setting up her shots and ‘unfiltered’ story about how these shots came to be. Find her at @chelseakauai.
Hiking in Alaska.
Life is pretty empty if we have no passion for what we do. What a tragedy to reach the end of your life and only be able to say “I got by without having to do too much.” -#CharlesKoch @bejamin took this photo of me in Alaska and I laugh when I look at it because I feel like my face says it all: I’m tired, hungry and hiking in socks up a cold ridge line. Wtf haha. Modernity makes my life so easy that in many ways I think we miss out on those character building challenges..for me hiking, and diving have become a way to reconnect with the power of my own mind. I love being pushed to my personal limit and learning to persevere, to know that I can and I will when it counts :) It definitely helped me just get through working 126 hours the last two weeks!! Now for a well deserved day offphoto @bejamin #Alaska #mizulife #humanpoweredadventures #myadvofyear