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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.

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One Old Sock

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

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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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George Leigh Mallory – June 18, 1886

I suppose we go to Mount Everest, granted the opportunity, because—in a word—we can’t help it. Or, to state the matter rather differently, because we are mountaineers…. To refuse the adventure is to run the risk of drying up like a pea in its shell.

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Did Mallory & Irvine make it to the summit of Everest?

Could George Mallory and Andrew Irvine have bypassed the Second Step on the Northeast Ridge of Everest? View an interactive panorama and decide for yourself!

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Noel Odell's Final View of Mallory & Irvine, June 8th, 1924

On June 8, 1924, Noel Odell made the final sighting of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine on the summit ridge of Everest. What did he see? What could he have seen? And, what can we learn about this final sight, before Mallory & Irvine disappeared into the ether?

MOUNTAINS & ADVENTURE

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1938 High Camp Discovery on Mount Everest

See video of Jake Norton discovering the 1938 Camp VI at 27,300 feet (8321m) on the Northeast Shoulder of Mount Everest.

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