Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2009’

1924 Everest video footage

I always love watching archival footage of the 1924 Everest Expedition. I've posted a lot of information over the years …

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Thursday Thought…#2 for today

Generally, I would only post one Thursday Thought…and, generally I stay out of politics on this blog. But, with the …

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Brad Washburn’s last photos

As any of you who follow the goings on at the American Mountaineering Museum know, a selection of Bradford Washburn's favorite …

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Thursday Thoughts

Why climb mountains? The answer cannot be simple. It is compounded of such elements as the great beauty of clear, cold air, of colors beyond the ordinary, of the lure of…

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Thinking outside the box

Clever, and definitely outside the box thinking. Thanks to cartoonist Gary McCoy for this, and to a friend for sending …

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Video of the Swiss on Everest in 1952

I just came across this cool film of the 1952 Swiss attempt on Everest via the Southeast Ridge, from the …

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Thursday Thoughts…

As a person who loves and collects quotes, I'm going to start a regular posting of my favorite quotations, or …

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Skiing (and snowboarding) down Everest

Lots of news out there recently about the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Expedition, which is on Everest as we speak and …

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Death in the mountains…Is it what you want even though you’re doing what you love?

Why do we always want to nullify the tragedy of someone’s death – especially someone who died climbing or in other adventure pursuits – by putting it in the box of “doing what he or she loved”?

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The biggest waterslide adventure, in honor of a hot summer day

Not really sure what this has to do with anything, aside from a friend of mine just sent it to …

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