To Dream of Everest

Loosening your grip on your dreams, doesn’t mean letting go of them. At times we simply must submit to the conditions that are outside of our control. Allowing your dreams to flow and you with them provides peace in the midst of adversity and the unforeseen. Instead of wasting energy fighting the current, believe the […]

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The Ever-Changing Khumbu Icefalls

Ever-changing and full of uncertainty and risk, the path we pursue for our most aspired for aims means we must constantly assess and adapt each step, while always continually pursuing progress. Acknowledging that at times progress means pausing or going in a direction seemingly distancing one from where you are trying to arrive. Embracing the […]

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The First Rotation Up Everest

The dominion we have over the world and nature are narratives often written by us to make us feel empowered and in control, where in truth our scale and stature in this world and time is small. This doesn’t make us weak or insignificant, as the way we connect with the world and all that […]

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Into the Khumbu

Practice can only go so far, in the end you must put yourself on to the stage to discover the reality of where you stand in the endeavor you have worked so long and hard to realize. This was our dress rehearsal. Waking early, we moved in the early morning light into the theater of […]

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Training for the Khumbu Icefalls

Proximity to a dream can also be deceiving as to the realization of that dream. A dream within reach still requires the requisite commitment to fully become one with one’s heart’s desires. You have come so far, but like any love driven dream – proximity is simply a humbling and thankful point at which the […]

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Humble Blessings Before The Everest Ascent

Every moment we arrive in a new place in time with an opportunity to embrace, alter, or just sit bearing witness to the world and where we now find ourselves within it. We can aspire to open ourselves to newness and release that which has anchored our hearts, minds, bodies and spirits in places that […]

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Finding the Spirit of Nepal

In striving for new heights the celebrations we share on mountain tops do not eclipse the imbedded and deep spirit of Nepal, nor the spirits that have come to rest here in the pursuit of the same dream – the summit of Mount Everest. From the prayers flags beaten by the elements, but ever unfaltering […]

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The Trek To Everest Base Camp Begins

Never have I known a place like Nepal. It is a place seeded in spirituality, rooted in the kindness of the Sherpa people, and boundlessly blossoms with natural beauty. After days in the pollution and intense energy of Katmandu, the first days of our trek to Everest have daily unveiled an ever deeper peace as […]

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My Dream Of Everest Begins

Years have led to this day. So many steps – upward, downward, forward, and at times backwards – but all towards this moment as I step into my dream of reaching the summit of Everest.  Over the next two months I will journey from Seattle through Nepal and hopefully to the summit of Everest at […]

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Training For Tomorrow

As the hours ever more rapidly run away and my departure date is but a day away the mind begins to get loud. Looking back to recent training, climbs, summits and struggles, I can find a quieting and peace I seek and need for the months ahead in Nepal.

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