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Morromico Bay, Chocó, Colombia | July, 2018

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The Last Step But One

Some additional thoughts on Noel Odell's final view of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine on June 8, 1924. Did he see them on the Second Step? The First? The Third? Or, might he have seen them somewhere else, hiding in plain sight?

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To See or Not To See? That is the question for Noel Odell.

On June 8, 1924, Noel Odell reported seeing George Mallory and Andrew Irvine high on the summit ridge of Mount Everest. Did he see them? Could he have seen them? And, where? Was he confused? A series of thoughts, interpretations, and photo analysis on the subject in today's post.

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A Fun Resolution

“What kind of training do you do?”  The question, innocent enough, has popped up innumerable times in my life. I never have an answer. Still don’t, because I honestly hate training. It takes the fun out of things, this training business.  Years ago, when my neighbor asked me if I was headed out training - […]

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The Last Step But One

Some additional thoughts on Noel Odell's final view of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine on June 8, 1924. Did he see them on the Second Step? The First? The Third? Or, might he have seen them somewhere else, hiding in plain sight?

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To See or Not To See? That is the question for Noel Odell.

On June 8, 1924, Noel Odell reported seeing George Mallory and Andrew Irvine high on the summit ridge of Mount Everest. Did he see them? Could he have seen them? And, where? Was he confused? A series of thoughts, interpretations, and photo analysis on the subject in today's post.

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A Fun Resolution

“What kind of training do you do?”  The question, innocent enough, has popped up innumerable times in my life. I never have an answer. Still don’t, because I honestly hate training. It takes the fun out of things, this training business.  Years ago, when my neighbor asked me if I was headed out training - […]

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Nan Shepherd & International Mountain Day

Nan Shepherd was ahead of her time, both in her mountain explorations and her insights and perspectives on the mountain realm. On this International Mountain Day 2022, here's a brief celebration of Nan, and of the mountains she cherished and told us so much about.

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