Category Archive for: ‘Inspiration’

Thursday Thought, September 10, 2009

One of the questions we, as climbers, get quite often is a simple one with a remarkably complex answer: Why …

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Thursday Thought

One of the first climbing books I ever read was the classic Scrambles Amongst The Alps by Edward Whymper. It …

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A Legend Needing a Hand: Layton Kor

The name associated with the climb was often more terrifying than the rating, or even the climb itself. To me, …

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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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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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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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We shall not cease from exploration…

 In my presentations, I often use a favorite quote of mine by T.S. Eliot: We shall not cease from explorationAnd …

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Believe in your Dreams

I was 8 years old when I began dreaming about climbing Mount Everest. I had support from my family to …

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Mount Nuptse and the shoulder of Mount Everest glow in the light of sunset and reflect in a pool in Gorak Shep at the foot of Kala Pattar, Solu-Khumbu Region, Nepal.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

The following is an article I wrote for the “Trail & Timberline“, the magazine of the Colorado Mountain Club. It …

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The Wisdom (& Wit) of Tom Waits

If you don't already know the music and mind of Tom Waits…you should. To me, he's one of the great …

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