Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2014’

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Visiting with some #elk friends on #Evergreen Lake this morning – they weren’t quite sure what I was and gave a good water chase moments later. #stand_up_paddle #maybetheyarewild

Visiting with some #elk friends on #Evergreen Lake this morning – they weren’t quite sure what I was and gave a good water chase moments later. #stand_up_paddle #maybetheyarewild

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One of the first major discoveries of the Mallory and Irvine story happened 81 years ago today. On May 30, 1933, Percy Wyn-Harris and Lawrence Wager were climbing toward the summit of #Everest on the Northeast Ridge. Not far from where this image was taken in 1999, #Wyn-Harris stopped to warm his feet and saw wood below him in the rubble of the upper Yellow Band. Looking closer, he found a wooden ice ax…No one had been here before except for Mallory and Irvine 9 years prior. He took the ax with him, and later it was identified as Irvine’s ax. Later that day, the two continued on toward the summit, following Norton’s route from 1924, and turning around at roughly the same spot in the Great Couloir at 28,100 feet. #malloryandirvine #everesthistory

One of the first major discoveries of the Mallory and Irvine story happened 81 years ago today. On May 30, 1933, Percy Wyn-Harris and Lawrence Wager were climbing toward the summit of #Everest on the Northeast Ridge. Not far from where this image was taken in 1999, #Wyn-Harris stopped to warm his feet and saw wood below him in the rubble of the upper Yellow Band. Looking closer, he found a wooden ice ax…No one had been here before except for Mallory and Irvine 9 years prior. He took the ax with him, and later it was identified as Irvine’s ax. Later that day, the two continued on toward the summit, following Norton’s route from 1924, and turning around at roughly the same spot in the Great Couloir at 28,100 feet. #malloryandirvine #everesthistory

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In Memoriam: Helen Ann Rhea, 1922-2014

On May 14, 2014, my godmother, Helen Ann Rhea, passed out of this world, ending a protracted, 7-year battle with …

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A nice run of remembrance…

A nice run of remembrance in Pere #Marquette Park this morning took me past the delicate beauty of spring along the #Mississippi. Beautiful drop of water on a spider web, gone moments after I took the photo…like life, beautiful, delicate yet strong, and inherently transient.

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Black browed #albatross on West…

Black browed #albatross on West Point Island, #Falkland Islands. Beautiful birds, I watched them coming and going for hours, makes and females reconnecting after months of separation, rubbing beaks and saying hello. Finally got the shot I wanted at the end of the day, #intimacy and #emotion in the animal kingdom. Yes, anthropomorphizing, but justifiably in this case. #nofilter #latergram

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Taken the morning of May…

Taken the morning of May 1, 1999 as our team left Camp V on the North Ridge of #Everest to conduct and initial search of the upper north face. Little did we know that a few hours later @conrad_anker would discover the remains of George Mallory at 27,000 feet, and that we’d spend the better part of the day with a hero, a myth, and a legend. Still one of the most poignant moments for me on Everest ever. Thank you @conrad_anker, @onestepatatime59, @dharmabum333, @internationalmountainguides, Dave Hahn, Tap Richards, Jochen Hemmleb, and more.

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