One of the benefits of being off on injury is that I get a lot of time for contemplation. I remember a lot, I get inspired, I relive memories, and I think about things that went right, and things that went wrong. Something I’ve been thinking about for a long time, was looking back six […]Read more "That Time That I Learned to Climb (And Ruined Someone’s Date)"
When I was 11 years old, my mother took me to see “Everest”, the extravagant IMAX film which followed a group of climbers as they scaled the peak in the face of overwhelming tragedy. As I walked out of that theater, with images of triumph and conquest in my head, I knew I wanted to […]Read more "Everest Through My Eyes: Why The Mountain Still Matters"
Every so often, the world is treated to an extraordinary event that touches and inspires us, yet goes terribly underreported. This is a story of extraordinary ambition, courage, and will that reaches out to those who believe that injury has robbed them of their aspirations, reminding them that their dreams and aspirations can never be […]Read more "Walking With the Wounded: The Reason Why The Eyes of the World Should Be On Everest This Spring"
At the entrance to the Khumbu valley, in the foothills of the Himalayas, lies the town of Lukla. As the trailhead for all treks and expeditions to Mt. Everest and the other Himalayan giants, Lukla is the starting point for every climber and trekker. However those who dare to climb to Everest’s summit must first […]Read more "Lukla: My Journey to the World’s Scariest Airport"
I decided to borrow this interesting tidbit from the excellent Morning Fresh blog, run by my good friend and fellow Lazy Lizarder, Katie Boue. It’s a chance to look back at my travels from the very start: The exciting moments, the scary, and the downright bizarre. Welcome to my life.Read more "My A to Z Travels: Recollections of a Nomad"
See the world in green and blue See China right in front of you See the canyons broken by clouds See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out See the bedouin fires at night See the ore fields at first light And see the bird with the leaf in her mouth After the flood all […]Read more "New Year, New Travels: How To Maximize Your Adventures In 2012!"
“Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion…I go to them as humans go to worship. From their lofty summits I view my past, dream of the future and, with an unusual acuity, am allowed to experience the present moment…my vision cleared, my […]Read more "Up In The Clouds: How Climbing Changed My Life"