Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Climb of My Life–A Better Life

In your life time you must visit Nepal to see what you cannot see anywhere else. The Rockies, as beautiful and spectacular as they are, are but mere foothills by comparison. If you can’t go to Nepal, do whatever you … Continue reading

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The Climb of My Life–The Down Climb

As most experienced climbers know and non-climbers fail to consider, once you’ve reached a summit you’re only half way through your journey. The hardest part of the climb is getting down safely. For us, that meant a climb down of … Continue reading

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The Climb of My Life–Clarification

Okay, just to clarify the story on my last blog. When I reached the summit of Thorang La Pass at 17,700, I was so elated that I did strip off my pants–actually I just pulled them below my knees. I … Continue reading

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The Climb of My Life–“Oh My God”

We trudged on in the darkness until the morning sun began to peak over the horizon. Slowly it cleared the peaks to the northeastern slope and as it did it threw a gorgeous orange light on the higher mountains to … Continue reading

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The Climb of My Life–Thorung La Pass awaits.

One of the main objectives of this trek was the crossing of Thorung La Pass at 17,700ft. By mountaineering scale this pass would only be the elevation of most 8,000 meter peak base camps. For sea level residents it’s a … Continue reading

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The Climb of My Life–The trail’s unique features.

We encountered deep gorges and had to negotiate over spring avalanche flows that had raced down the snow sheets in the warm weather and piled up in the river canyon creating a natural obstacle of snow boulders in the course … Continue reading

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The Climb of My Life–The team and the route.

This trip to Nepal had been a dream of mine for several years. Ever since Rob (my son) had suggested we take a trip together before “I got too old to move.” (I was 53 at the time.) His idea … Continue reading

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The Climb of My Life–Dhaulogire

When we arrived in Chitre, Dhaulagiri had been shrouded in the afternoon cloud cover that was so common in these rock giants. But in the crisp cold morning air Dhaulagiri would lower this curtain and allow us mortals to see … Continue reading

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The Climb of My Life–The Adventure Begins.

At 5:30am the yellow dome of our North Face tent was beginning to glow brighter and brighter as the sun pushed its way up the eastern slope and over the Annapurna Range. This morning would be special if the weather … Continue reading

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The Climb of my Life–The Himalayas are Stunning

Yes, I’m a little too old to climb in the Himalayas but that doesn’t stop me from writing about the time I did climb in 1998.  In the late 1990’s I was obsessed with reading books about those who climbed … Continue reading

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