Hi, I’m Charles Dickson! I am 22 years old and I live in Anchorage, Ak. I have a commercial drivers license and I work for a small liquor store. Just this past year, I’ve been dabbling in different outdoor hobbies just enjoying friends and the amazing views Alaska has to offer!
I was 20 years old and decided to check out my local climbing gym. I absolutely fell in love with my community and have been trying to embrace and learn from the lovely people I’ve been meeting.
I’ve found more self worth and more joy out of being social. Before climbing, I felt like I was always a hermit and more self focused. These past two years have taught me to learn and become a better version of myself!
I’ve found backpacking super rad and, in general, taking a step back from society. Although I consider myself to be an extrovert-introvert, I find myself throwing on a backpack and self-reflecting. My other hobby I enjoy a lot is fat-tire biking — it’s a great winter hobby.
Enjoy what you do and accept challenges to make your life a bit more exciting to live.
I absolutely love the inspirational messages in a lot of posts and hearing about different climbing communities!
Sometimes it feels like I'm all over the place, so I've been focusing on setting a better schedule for myself!
You can find Charles on Instagram at @c_dickson111.
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August 30, 2023 5 min readRead More
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