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Morromico Bay, Chocó, Colombia | July, 2018

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Exploring Local

How do we keep inspired during Covid-induced isolation and stagnation? Finding the new in the local, the seemingly mundane, can help.

One Old Sock

Memories from the 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition, and discovering an old sock in the remains of the 1924 Camp VI.

Breaths, Memory, and Thoughts on Passing

How do we let go? Thoughts on the imminent passing of a beloved dog, and how she can live on when her physical being is no longer.


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Skiing (and snowboarding) down Everest

Lots of news out there recently about the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Expedition, which is on Everest as we speak and hoping in the next month to send a team to the summit and ski back down. Colin over at the Mount Everest | British Story blog posted today about another famous ski descent of Everest – the […]



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The Hardest Part of an Everest Expedition

There’s nothing easy about climbing mountains. They’re big, cold, and dangerous. You get sick, you get tired, your head hurts and your muscles ache and your lungs burn. And, on Everest, all of that is magnified in therarefied air most often occupied by jets. But, to me, these are not the hardest parts of climbing […]



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Wisdom is found in the most unlikely places…

Sometimes we learn the most profound lessons in the most surprising of places and from the most surprising of people.


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Everyone has an Everest...Karen's is losing weight

(I planned to write, well, finish and post, my thoughts on Mallory & Irvine's summit day today, but it needs a bit more work, and frankly I've been swamped. So, that'll have to wait till next week. But, in the meantime, I came across this post and inspriational story...enjoy.) I say it a lot - […]

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