Austin Howell’s Final View

first_img In one of our stories written about him a few years back, What’s Keeping Austin Weird, the devoted climber explains, Carolyn Morrisroe happened to be hiking on the eastern rim of the Linville Gorge this past Sunday morning and decided to snap a few shots unaware of the weight they would carry. The photos were taken on Hawksbill, overlooking Table Rock and Shortoff Mountain. With a tragedy like this, it is easy for us to want to question the choices the victim made or become scared of some of the things we do outside. For Howell, climbing was a no brainer. It was never a question of “what if” or “should I?” It was a question of “how” and “when.” “They [the photos] illustrate nothing so much as what a beautiful morning it was when an apparently beloved climber lost his life,” Morrisroe says about her photos. Photo by: Carolyn Morrisroe The photos were taken between 11:20 and 11:40 a.m. The first emergency call for Howell came in at 11:46 a.m., reportedly.center_img The hiker found out later from news stories that her time looking toward Shortoff coincided with the time when Austin Howell was climbing and fell. Photo by Carolyn Morrisroe Free soloist Austin Howell died June 30th after falling more than 80 feet from Shortoff Mountain in Burke County. He was well loved and known as an impressively passionate and quirky climber. “When you find something that gives you that deep of a sense of peace, why would you let it go?” he says. “For most people, if they’ve really found something that’s meaningful in their lives, the choice…is going to be really obvious. The trick is admitting it.” -Austin Howell Morrisroe told us the Howell’s mother plans to put one of the photos of the beautiful view on her desk. The photos help bring some peace to family and friends of Howell to know that his final moments were spent doing what he loved in a beautiful place, on a gorgeous day.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Hotel Clasico launch

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Hotel Clasico launches in the Palermo Hollywood neighborhood of Buenos Aires, as the latest hospitality instalment from Adolfo Suaya.As a hotelier and restaurateur, Adolfo boasts an impressive collection of brands that have included Dolce, Geisha House, Surley Goat, Bar Delux, Goa, Osaka, Phoenix, The Lodge, Casa Suaya, Boho and Gaucho Grill, to name a select few.Adolfo’s  taste for the cuisine of his native country Argentina, is uniquely played out via his partnership with Jessica Lederman’s Möoi restaurant. Jessica, is a celebrated chef and designer of cuisine that is both flavourful and artful in its presentation.Architecture & DesignThe decor and style of the building was designed by Estudio Zatloukal, who’s lead architects include Jorge Zatlouka and Ciara McGonigal. The influence incorporates Argentina’s rich history,  juxtaposing antiquity with modernity. The hotel’s main design theme is classic French, taking inspiration from Belle Epoque or “Beautiful Era”.The hotel currently has 32 rooms and four floors. Each floor boasts a bold and unique color palate and features art installations that are indicative of South American history and pop culture.The hotel’s art photo collection includes exclusive works by FotoRuta and mixes nostalgia with pop culture and Argentinian cinema. The elevators are covered in a quilted leather, and each floor pays homage to different women of Argentine cinema, some of which include Amelia Bence,Tita Merello, and Coca Sarli.Restaurant- MooiDuring his travels, Adolfo worked extensively with chef Jessica Lekerman of Möoi restaurant, which first opened its doors in Belgrano in 2010, and recently opened its second location at Hotel Clasico. Jessica, known for her healthy cuisine style, uses fresh ingredients and produce that she collects from local markets.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more