Category Archive for: ‘Perspective’

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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Thursday Thought: Why Climb? Why Travel? Why Get Off The Couch?!

Why am I here? It's a common thought I have, and one that revisited me just two days ago while …

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Stangl Faked K2 Ascent: What Are We Climbing For?

News just came out this morning that Austrian speed climber Christian Stangl faked  his August 12 summit of K2. His was …

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Thursday Thought: Passion in Life

My wife and I often talk about how fortunate we feel to have careers that are built upon our passions. …

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Humility: The Name of the Game

 Back in February, I wrote a Thursday Thought about ego…and the need to not have one in life. In it …

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Thursday Thought: No Child Left Inside

Kick the can. Climbing trees. Falling in ponds and catching frogs. Climbing rocks and skinning knees. Brushing it all off …

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Thursday Thought: A Commencement Inspiration for The Bosque School

 I was honored beyond words that the students of The Bosque School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, not only remembered by …

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Thursday Thought: Climbing, Kids, & The Mountaineer’s Will

I'm often asked if having children – I now have two – has changed my climbing in any way. And, …

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Thursday Thought: Dan Pink on Autonomy & 21st Century Business

It was cold, brutally cold. The kind of cold that one only seems to find in the depth of February …

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Thursday Thought: Taking the Path of Obliquity

We've all heard it before, those famous words of Robert Frost about the path less traveled by making all the …

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