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Morromico Bay, Chocó, Colombia | July, 2018

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Into the Wild, Out to Life

Why go into the wilderness? And, if you love it - as I do - why come out again? Some thoughts on the meaning, purpose, and benefit of the wild for this week's Thursday Thought.

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Into the Whites

Realize that you will be asked to define your own challenges for the most part, both as an individual and as a member of a group. We supply only the setting, which doesn’t really amount to much. What happens in that setting is largely your own responsibility. - Letter to the Holderness Junior Class, 1970 […]

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Thoughts on Fear: the Scared is scared

The Scared is scared of all the things you like. So, I was scared of a monster, and I thought of pizza. And juice. And some merengues. And a cookie. - Asa Baker-Rouse

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Reassembling the Past, and the Dead

On two expeditions to the Sky Tombs of Upper Mustang, Nepal, I was able to film and photograph an amazing team of climbers and scientists as they pieced together the ancient history of the region.

MOUNTAINS & ADVENTURE TRAVEL

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The Journey to the Top

We tend to focus on the summit as the sole barometer of success - on mountains and in life - but come to find the top of the mountain is just a small part of the journey.

ESSAYS & INSPIRATION MOUNTAINS & ADVENTURE

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Along the Langqen Zangbo

A moment and memory from Western Tibet as I followed the Langqen Zangbo (Sutlej) River from Tirthapuri to Tholing in 2006.

ESSAYS & INSPIRATION PHOTOGRAPHY

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Quantum Theory, Dharma Analysis, and That Which Unites and Divides

A random conversation about the Buddha and quantum physics on the slopes of Cho Oyu sparked thoughts about rigidity of faith 23 years ago, which continue to this day.

ESSAYS & INSPIRATION MOUNTAINS & ADVENTURE

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