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Does #onetree matter? It sure does. @eddiebauer and @americanforests have been planting them for the past 20 years, and this week – in celebration of Earth Day – Eddie Bauer will match one tree for every dollar donated – up to 75,000 trees for American Forests! So, what are you waiting for? Celebrate our earth, make a donation, and help plant a tree today, for tomorrow. | In this photo, a lone #acacia stands watch at sunrise in the northern #Serengeti, #Tanzania. @vancityreynolds #liveyouradventure @ryanreynoldsnetRead More
Looking south from Basecamp on #Everest, Taboche (aka Tawoche) dominates the skyline. A beautiful and imposing peak, it wasn’t climbed until this day in 1974 by a French party, and still sees only rare ascents – especially compared to its more popular neighbors. #liveyouradventureRead More
Ever dreamed of climbing #Kilimanjaro? Well, here’s your chance! We’ve still got a few spots left for this amazing adventure with @africaschoolassistanceproject. From June 11-22, 2016, I’ll lead (with superstar guide, @sid_pattison) a team of climbers to this incredible 19,340 foot summit. This will be my 7th trip to the mountain, and we’ll be climbing it via the quiet, stunning, and dry #Rongai Route, with a special itinerary that will give us ample time to acclimate, enjoy, and reach the Top of Africa!
This is an adventure you don’t want to miss. And, one of the many beauties of Kilimanjaro is that no prior climbing experience is needed: you simply need basic fitness, desire, and a sense of adventure. And, on this trip, you’ll not only have the adventure of a lifetime, but you’ll do so while supporting #Africa School Assistance Project and seeing their community-changing work firsthand!
If you’re interested, please contact me for more information, or see link in my profile. We’d love to have you along! And, for those #Denver-area folks, we’ll be having an informational meeting next week – contact me for more information.Read More
114 years ago today, Andrew Comyn Irvine – “Sandy” to his friends – was born in Berkenhead, England. At age 22, in 1924, he left England and Oxford for India and Tibet as the youngest and most inexperienced member of the 1924 British Mount #Everest Expedition. As luck would have it – and as his innate skill as an engineer encouraged – Irvine was chosen by George Mallory to accompany him on the expeditions fateful, final summit attempt. Mallory & Irvine were last seen by teammate Noel Odell at 12:50pm on June 8, 1924, less than 1,000 feet from the summit, “going strong for the top.” The duo were never seen alive again, sparking the greatest mystery of mountaineering – and perhaps the greatest mystery of all exploration: Did they reach the summit of Everest 29 years before Hillary and Tenzing climbed it from the south side? Irvine did not live a long life, but he lived a full one in his 22 years. As family friend Sir Arnold Henry Moore Lunn wrote: “Irvine did not live long, but he lived well. Into his short life he crowded an overflowing measure of activity which found its climax in his last wonderful year, a year during which he rowed in the winning Oxford boat, explored Spitsbergen, fell in love with ski-ing, and – perhaps – conquered Everest. The English love rather to live well than to live long.” | In this photo, taken on the summit on May 30, 2003, I hold a picture of Andrew Irvine, George Mallory and his beloved wife, Ruth Turner, and John Baptist Lucius Noel, expedition photograper and funder. I had climbed Mallory & Irvine’s intended route up the Northeast Ridge, and buried the photo in the summit snows in tribute to them and the pioneering pre-World War II Everest expeditions. For more on the mystery of Mallory & Irvine, see my blog posts (link in profile).Read More
#tbt to July 25, 1988, on the summit of Sharks Nose, Cirque of the Towers in the Wind River Range, Wyoming. I was 14, and had been climbing for a few years with my dad and @nickyardley64. This was my first trip to some bigger routes – just me and a guide from @jhmtnguides, Dave Colke (if memory serves me correctly). At that time, the Cirque was pretty quiet: in a week in the area, we only saw 2 other people, and they were there to fish, not climb. Great memories! #liveyouradventure #cirqueofthetowersRead More
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – #Rabindranath #Tagore |
A nice #sunset over #Evergreen Lake tonight. Sometimes it worth just taking the time to look, admire, wonder, and dream. #colorsofnature #clouds #lgg5 #rabindranathtagore #quote #liveyouradventure
There certainly could be worse places to spend a couple days. Here, @coryrichards catches some #Kindle time while @lynseydyer admires the #sunset over Mount #Tutoko from Turner’s Bivy, New #Zealand. #liveyouradventure #mounttutoko #newzealand @eddiebauer @julianapse @andrewbydlon @anthonycerretani #bestmountainartistsRead More