Category Archive for: ‘Perspective’

The sun sets behind Himalayan peaks as viewed from the South Col, 26,000 feet, on Mount Everest.

Welcoming the New Year

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. ~ Rainer Rilke ~ As 2015 …

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Mani stone high in the mountains of Nepal.

CONTINUING THE COMPASSION: JAKE NORTON REVISITS RECONSTRUCTION IN NEPAL

I was asked by one of my sponsors, Eddie Bauer, to reflect on the 2015 Nepal Earthquake and my efforts …

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Happy New Year 2015, and Thoughts on Change

The New Year has dawned, and with it the promise of transition, change, new beginnings, and overdue goodbyes to old …

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Some Christmas Thoughts

On this day – Christmas 2014 – I’ve been thinking about how this holiday is increasingly more about receiving than …

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Ngawang Sherpa crosses a massive crevasse on a ladder; at 18,000 feet in the Khumbu Icefall, Everest, Nepal.

Thursday Thought: Climbing, Risk, Kids, and Life

Last week, I read a great article in Boulder’s Daily Camera about risk: “Chris Weidner on extreme sports: Risky or reckless? …

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An oryx, or gemsbok, (Oryx gazella) lies dead after becoming entangled in a rancher's barbed-wire fence in South Africa.

Thursday Thought: Robert Michael Pyle, Nature Bats Last, and the Optimism of Pessimism

I was in my junior year in high school – way back in 1990 – when Robert Michael Pyle’s words …

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The Bhagirathi (Ganges) River roars through the narrow valley of Gangotri, Uttarakhand, India.

Thursday Thought – The Indian Tapestry: No Single Story

“You will always cherish it. It’s like India – you’ll never see only those old, broken, and dirty threads again, …

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My Rwenzori Reflections: What Really Matters…

I finally wrote up my reflections on the Rwenzori Expedition. Stop on over at the Challenge21 blog if you're interested …

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What Is Adventure? Cold & Skateistan Give Some Answers

What is adventure? Why is it important? What do we stand to gain from it? And, why would we put …

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Climber John Griber gazes at the summit of Mount Everest at sunrise from 28,000 feet on the Southeast Ridge climbing route.

Thursday Thought: Garrison Keillor on Challenge, Risk, Failure …and Joy

He’s a bit of an odd duck, that Garrison Keillor…but one possessed with an  impressive amount of odd wisdom. I …

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