Floor Coverings International Bozeman is pleased to bring you the latest installment in our Blogger Influencer Interview Series. Boulder, CO’s Brendan Couvreux writes about his family’s exploration of the Rocky Mountains on his site A Climbing Family of Four. You can follow Brendan on Instagram.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m 32 years old and live in Boulder, CO. I work as a Firefighter/Paramedic for a local Fire Department and have two little boys aged 4 and 6 years. My wife is an ER nurse and works in downtown Denver. I was born in France and lived on a 42-foot sailboat for 8 years while my parents, brother and I traveled the world. After racing sailboats professionally and going to college in San Francisco, my climbing pursuits with my wife brought us to Colorado to enjoy more of what the mountains had to offer. We spend a lot of time on the road rock climbing. Climbing has brought us around the world scaling all kinds of different cliffs and boulders in many different countries. We now continue this pursuit with our two little boys in tow.
What’s your favorite flooring in your home? Or van?
In our home we have organic Bamboo flooring throughout, and cork flooring in the bedrooms. We really like the easy cleaning and care of both. The cork is really nice in the bedrooms since it has a little bit of a softer feel.
In our van, we have a wood patterned vinyl floor made by Lonseal that we really like. It can take quite the beating with water dirt, mud and rocks and clean up quickly and easily. It is an industrial grade type flooring but still has a nice “homey” feel to it.
Why did you decide to start a blog? What do you enjoy about blogging?
We decided to start a blog so that our families could follow along on our latest adventures and get to see plenty of pictures of our rapidly growing boys. We have a lot of family in France that we don’t get to see too often, so keeping the blog allows us to keep them up to date on our latest. I enjoy putting some of our feelings about certain adventures, or misadventures, into writing causing me to truly reflect on them sometimes. It is also fun to go back in time and revisit some of the pictures and adventures, like an old photo album.
Where do you find most of your inspiration?
Most of our inspiration comes from the enjoyment of traveling, being on the road and the drive we have to try and push ourselves in the climbing world.
Can you explain a recent project you’ve been working on?
This last summer, I spent a good portion of it working on the hardest rock climb I had ever attempted. After many days of effort, many hours of training, and different contributing frustrations, I was finally able to complete the route and accomplish my goal. We are now working on changing our living situations so that we can return to a little more permanent traveling/living on the road status for this next summer.