Category Archive for: ‘Inspiration’

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The Mountain Aesthetic: An Interview with Robert MacFarlane

Today I came across a wonderful interview with Robert MacFarlane – a professor of English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and …

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Oprah and the Mountains

It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb…

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It’s not about records…even when you’re setting them!

My cousin Jenn Pharr is, to put it rather bluntly, a bad ass. A Division I tennis player in college, …

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Monday Motivation from Robert Pirsig

I’ve climbed Mount Rainier now nearly 90 times, and when people hear that, they usually either (a) question my sanity …

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Many dream, but few make it happen

There are only a handful of people who have climbed all of the world’s fourteen 8000 meter peaks. Reinhold Messner …

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Inspiring thoughts for a Monday…

I always like to begin my week with some inspirational thoughts, quotes, passages. Mondays are notoriously difficult as we return …

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Quote of the day…Sir John Hunt

The true result of endeavour, whether on a mountain or in any context, may be found in its lasting effects rather than in the few moments during which a summit is trampled by mountain boots.

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Mountain musings and a thought for the 4th of July

He is lucky who, in the full tide of life, has experienced a measure of the active environment that he most desires. In these days of upheaval and violent change, when the basic values of today are the vain and shattered dreams of tomorrow, there is much to be said for a philosophy which aims at living a full life while the opportunity offers…

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Keeping the dream alive…

In his blog Productivity, Performance, Fitness, and a work/life balance, Jason Womack posted today about visualizing one’s goals and ambitions …

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George Mallory’s Words on His Birthday

How to get the best of it all? One must conquer, achieve, get to the top; one must know the end to be convinced that one can win the end — to know there’s no dream that mustn’t be dared…Is this the summit, crowning the day? How cool and quiet! We’re not exultant; but delighted, joyful, soberly astonished. Have we vanquished an enemy? None but ourselves. Have we gained success? That word means nothing here. Have we won a kingdom? No…and yes. We have achieved an ultimate satisfaction…fulfilled a destiny. To struggle and to understand — never this last without the other; such is the law.

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