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Morromico Bay, Chocó, Colombia | July, 2018

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Everest Searches: 1999-2019

Explore the areas searched and discoveries made high on Mount Everest from 1999-2019.

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Montenegro Memories

Montenegro...one of those remarkable places that touches the mind, body, and soul, leaving you wanting more.

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Trash, Treasure, History, and Meaning

A letter from 1933 found frozen into a sleeping bag at 27,400 feet on Mount Everest. Trash, treasure, and meaning.

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Mallory & Irvine and the Second Step

Did George Mallory and Andrew Irvine reach the summit of Everest on June 8, 1924? Could they have climbed the famed and difficult Second Step?

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Lessons from the K2 1953 expedition that remind us what is truly important in critical decision making, especially when big goals and high risk are involved.

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Don’t Think…Blink

Trusting our instinct, our intuition, is critical in decision making, especially when we don't have the luxury of long-term analysis.

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Super Sherpas – The Backbone of Himalayan Mountaineering

This spring on the slopes of Mount Everest a timely (and, in my opinion, long overdue) documentary will be created: Super Sherpas. Focusing primarily on two amazing Sherpa climbers, Apa and Lhakpa Gelu, the film will document their ascent of Everest via the traditional Southeast Ridge Route. For Apa Sherpa (pictured below in 2002 at […]

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