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Good to be Back

While it's always hard to be away, it's always good to be back.

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88 Years Young

Everest came down off Everest. It became, in a climbing sense, just another mountain to be approached and attempted within the context of our past experience in the Rockies, Tetons, or on Mount Rainier. Not quite, really. But much of the battle lay inside. That battle was nearly won.

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Petition for Mountains in COP21

The mountains are mighty, but fragile, and essential to our survival. Join me in urging the United Nations to include mountains in the UNFCCC COP21 climate deal.

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Thursday Thought: Robert Michael Pyle, Nature Bats Last, and the Optimism of Pessimism

The image [of a coyote lifting a leg] should be struck on a new coin, with Charles Darwin on the other side, not negotiable, but a good-luck coin to remind us of change and evolution, and of creatures that will be happy to adapt if we ourselves cannot…The land has been hurt. Misuse is not to be excused, and its ill effects will long be felt. But nature will not be eliminated…Rain, moss, and time apply their healing bandage, and the injured land at last recovers. Nature is evergreen, after all.

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