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"
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"
“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"