April 2014

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The World Beyond The World

The World Beyond the World – Encapsulates well the feeling of being in the mountains. Lovely!

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I Hate Gravity

Myself and Willy, prior to our ascent of Yanapaqcha’s West Face. There are occasions in ones life when one really doesn’t know what they are doing. Walking into a room and suddenly forgetting why you are there. Waking up in a hotel room and having no idea where you are. Sitting in lectures, sitting in […]

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Ice Land

Iceland Ice Climbing A beautiful little video from Nadir Khan. (Source: http://tv.thebmc.co.uk/)

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What does empathy have to do with exploration?

Mountain Shadow Phenomenon seen from Volcán Tajumulco, Guatemala  Perspective in the mountains is a unique and remarkable thing. Not only do mountains illustrate the minute size of a single human life, which they do with sometimes overwhelming clarity, they also play host to spectacular displays of light as well as incredible natural wonders such as the Brocken […]

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Wonderful World

Not new, but so true and so beautiful.

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Why We Climb: Piolet d’Or Honorees on the Value of a Life in the Mountains

Why We Climb: Piolet d’Or Honorees on the Value of a Life in the Mountains The first night of the 22nd Piolets d’Or, Kazakh climber Denis Urubko summed it up: Mountains (and oceans) are the last wild places on Earth. We go to these places to remember we are humans in nature, to seek lessons from […]

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