Off to #Kathmandu, #Nepal, to guide my friend Art to #Everest Basecamp. It’s been more than two years since I was last in Nepal, a place and people that have had more impact on my life than most anything. Excited to return and reconnect, but as always it’s a double-edged sword, as I’m leaving @wendebvalentine and the kids again. As I’ve said before, I’ll console myself in the knowledge that, in the words of George #Mallory, at night we can look up and “see the same stars”. In this photo, ethereal clouds float above prayer flags at Namo Buddha #Monastery near Dapcha, Nepal. #namobuddha #prayerflagsRead More
One of the things I love about preparing new presentations is I often dig into my image archives and rediscover photographs I had completely forgotten. Last week, I find this one of @charlesmace (Charley Mace) and Brent Bishop tagging the dramatic 12,218 foot #summit of #Aoraki, or Mount #Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. Good memories of a great trip and climb for @eddiebauer! #liveyouradventure #hi5_fa @davidcmorton #newzealandRead More
The sun may have set on our #Kilimanjaro climb, but thanks to your generous donations and the hard work of the good people at @charitywater, a new day is dawning for people in the #Sahel region of #Africa. We surpassed our goal of $19,340, and as of this morning, we’ve collectively raised $20,155, meaning that 575 people will now get access to clean, safe #water. I can’t say enough how appreciative I am of all the generosity and support, and how proud I am of our Kilimanjaro team!
In this #timelapse, shot over several hours from Outward Bound School Hut, evening clouds swirl over Mount #Mawenzi, a satellite peak of Kilimanjaro. Camera batteries were kept charged thanks to @voltaicsystems! #charitywater #Tanzania #liveyouradventureRead More
This #Kilimanjaro climb was my sixth on the mountain, but first time on the #Rongai Route. An incredible route, few people, and we opted to spend a couple nights acclimating here at #Mawenzi Tarn Camp. Beautiful camp and setting under brilliant stars and the serrated peak of Mawenzi. #liveyouradventure @eddiebauer #water @charitywaterRead More
Leopards are renowned for their tree climbing ability, and this one was showing us why. After sitting 50 feet up in the crown of an #acacia, swaying in the wind like John Muir, he finally descended with remarkable grace and poise, limb to limb, to more stable terrain. A nice treat on our way out of #Serengeti and back home. #Tanzania #leopard #liveyouradventureRead More
Tomorrow morning we begin climbing for #water up #Kilimanjaro. We’ll be climbing via a route I’ve not been on, the #Rongai Route from the north side; it’ll be great to see a new side of this beautiful mountain. And, huge thanks to ask so far who have supported our goal of raising $19,340 for @charitywater – as of this writing, we’re at $13,761.74! Every penny is going directly to #charitywater and their work in the #Sahel. Onward!Read More