Tag Archives: obstacles

Poem – Beast

Do each of us have a monster inside a beast we strive to hide from the world, those close we love, and from our self? At the end of each day what are we truly running from? What shadows lurk in the forest and what shadows do we carry? Across the fields with scattered snow […]
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Poem – Obstacles

A river with no bridge. A road with no direction. A forest with no path. A mountain with no steps. What obstacles stand in your way?

Film – Meru (2015)

I finally watched the documentary film “Meru” about a first ascent of the Meru Peak via the Shark’s Fin route up the central peak.  For anyone interested in mountain climbing, overcoming obstacles, and the human spirit, this is an excellent film with gorgeous cinematography. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2545428/?ref_=nv_sr_1 http://www.jimmychin.com http://www.conradanker.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meru_Peak http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web11f/newswire-meru-sharks-fin-anker-chin-ozturk

Essay – Guides and Turning Points

How did I get here? An important question I throw into the air while reading, writing, and drinking coffee on a cold morning with early sunlight across the fields. In this current state of being, I awoke a few years ago after sleep walking through most of my life and leaving my path up to […]
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Training and Colorado

With just 3-weeks to go until ice climbing training in Colorado and less than 5-months until Mt. Rainier, training is intensifying. I was planning to workout each day in February as a test to see where I am at. Of course, a couple of days have turned into “off” days. I try to make up […]
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Obstacles

Rain has fallen the past two days. What snow we had is gone. Replaced with last year’s grass, sand, and mud, the yard is crunchy and slippery. The sun rises over naked rooftops, and bare branches reflect the light. An odd mixture of the winter month and the scent of spring. I hear bird songs. […]
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Obstacles

Rain has fallen the past two days. What snow we had is gone. Replaced with last year’s grass, sand, and mud, the yard is crunchy and slippery. The sun rises over naked rooftops, and bare branches reflect the light. An odd mixture of the winter month and the scent of spring. I hear bird songs. […]
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Why Mt. Rainier?

Why climb Mt. Rainier?  There are other more accessible, and lower height peaks that could be attempted?  So why a mountain that on average has 2 deaths per year, one of the largest amounts of snowfalls, and many glaciers?  I first got the idea from reading “No Shortcuts to the Top”, by Ed  Viesturs.  A […]
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