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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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International Mountain Day

Like so many of us, the mountains have been - and remain - a place of deep inspiration and profound power to me. I see mountains, mountain peoples and cultures, and mountain environments as realms of great strength, enduring culture, and global significance. Our mountains are home to 15% of the global population, and 50% […]

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Save the Date: IMD 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020, is International Mountain Day. Join me and other UN Mountain Partnership Ambassadors and members in celebrating mountains!

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Ganges - Source to Sea

The Ganges River in India is the most revered and reviled in the world, worshipped by a billion Hindus and reviled by millions because if its horrific pollution. Follow the river 1,600 miles, source-to-sea, in this photo essay.

ESSAYS & INSPIRATION FILM & VIDEO MOUNTAINS & ADVENTURE TRAVEL

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Gratitude

The reasons to be grateful are many, and they’re all around us, every day. The sun rising. Our lungs filling and hearts beating. A loved one beside us, or their memory to guide us. The sun setting, its ebbing light holding the promise of tomorrow. Sitting around the dinner table, holding hands, and saying what we’re grateful for.

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