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Morromico Bay, Chocó, Colombia | July, 2018

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RNAI: Khumbu Icefall - Fast or Slow?

It was, without doubt, a stunning morning on Mount Everest. Perhaps even perfect. No wind, bright sun, an impossibly blue sky. The only issue was I was in the Khumbu Icefall. Not that the Icefall is all bad - it isn’t. It’s immensely interesting, engaging, from the audible creaks and pops and groans of ice […]

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Everest Searches, Routes, & Discoveries

As some of you know, I've been involved quite a bit in the search for information about George Mallory and Andrew Irvine's final days and hours on Mount Everest since 1999. Many others have been, too, over the years, and at times the data can be a bit overwhelming to digest, scattered and difficult to […]

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Conspiracies & Lies: Thoughts on May 1, 1999

Note: I dashed this off, and the video post, pretty quickly on May 1, in between other work and heading to the airport to pick up my friend and teammate from 1999, Jochen Hemmleb. It's far from perfect, and probably quite boring. But, I needed to get it off my chest, so here it is. […]

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Exploring for Ice - and Fun

Everyone told me it was a fool’s errand. “There’s no ice in Evergreen,” they’d say with certainty. “Nothing. Nada. I’ve looked, and it isn’t here.” For a while, I simply took their word for it, acquiescing to the apparent reality that I’d have to drive to Silverplume or down into Clear Creek Canyon to climb […]

ESSAYS & INSPIRATION MOUNTAINS & ADVENTURE

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Glorious Birds

Our society tends to shun the ordinary and pedestal the magnificent, missing the detail and fabric of life, the majesty of mundanity.

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Ancient Rock Art, Eiseley, and Unanswered Questions

A journey into the Colombian Amazon to explore ancient rock art prompts thoughts of Loren Eiseley and innumerable unanswered questions.

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Half a Century, a Few Things Learned, and a Challenge

Note: This was written somewhat on the fly in a couple hours this afternoon, based on thoughts germinating for days. As such, it's likely not the most eloquent bit I've shared. But, hope it makes some sense, and thanks for your literary compassion! Funny how the years seem to creep up, silently, stealthily, lionesque, a […]

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