Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2017’

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Wishing a happy International Mountain Day to…

Wishing a happy International Mountain Day to all! Let’s celebrate mountains today, and every day! “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” – John Muir, “Our National Parks,” 1901. #liveyouradventure #IMD2017 #MountainsMatter #internationalmountainday @unfao | Nuptse reflected at sunset in a small pond near Gorak Shep, Nepal.

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Mountains. They inspire, they frighten, they educate,…

Mountains. They inspire, they frighten, they educate, they inspire us, perhaps in equal measure. Personally, they have been a focal point of my life since I discovered climbing at age 12. In the 31 years since, the mountains have – to quote Boukreev – been my cathedrals. The mountains have pushed me to my absolute limits physically; they’ve enlightened me spiritually in profound ways; they’ve educated me culturally and opened my eyes to peoples and cultures and worldviews I would have missed otherwise; and the mountains have taught me innumerable times their intrinsic worth to us as a physical and spiritual world. The might and power of the mountains – and the people, flora, and fauna who inhabit them – belies a masked reality: they are powerful and proud, tall and tough, but they are also vulnerable. Globally, we see the effects of climate change and development inequality prominently in the mountains: glaciers are retreating, crops are failing, people are suffering, environments are struggling… And it all flows down from the mountains, eventually impacting us all. But, mountain people and environments – like the silent sentinels rising above them – are resilient and capable and will push through the challenges if given a fighting chance. On Monday, December 11, many of us mountain lover will gather in Rome to celebrate the bounty that is the mountain world, joining with others in celebration of International Mountain Day across the globe. Please join us: write a post, share a message, go climb a peak or walk a hill, and celebrate the mountains on Monday, and every day. #internationalmountainday #IMD2017 #liveyouradventure #mountainsmatter @eddiebauer #mountainpartnership #bestmountainartists | In this photo, #Nuptse rises from the evening sky from Khumbu Basecamp on Mt. #Everest.

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Sending a huge happy birthday to this…

Sending a huge happy birthday to this amazing woman as she leaps into another trip around the Sun! I’m forever inspired by her passion, compassion, infectious zest for life, and dedication to our people and planet. And, of course, I’m forever grateful for the love she brings to our family… And for tolerating me and teaching me to be a better person! Here’s to many more adventures to come, my love, and many more years of love and laughter! #inspired #lucky #HappyBirthday #liveyouradventure

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