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Why live a life that’s perceived as mad – #questionmadness
Why live a life that’s perceived as mad – #questionmadness

Why live a life that’s perceived as mad – #questionmadness

Why live a life that’s perceived as mad? This summer I stood at over 15,000 feet in a thunderstorm on a Mexican volcano. Twelve hours previously, I slept soundly in my Bay Area home at sea level. With thunder cascading…

Climbing Ixta & the Mexican Volcanoes
Climbing Ixta & the Mexican Volcanoes

Climbing Ixta & the Mexican Volcanoes

Mexico City has the best high mountain access in North America.  Three volcanoes over 15,000’ lie within 50 miles of Mexico City: 1) Nevado de Toluca at 15,390 feet, 2)  Iztaccihuatl (Ixta) at 17,159’, and 3) Popocatepetl  (Popo) at 17,887 feet. Orizaba,…

World Class Destinations: Cairo & Istanbul
World Class Destinations: Cairo & Istanbul

World Class Destinations: Cairo & Istanbul

One of the great joys in life is seeing something in person that you’ve studied.  Visiting a world class, historic landmark brings the geography, human ingenuity, and often years of struggle to life.  It adds depth.  It gives perspectives often…

World Class Climb: Scafell Pike, Wasdale Head, & the Lake District
World Class Climb: Scafell Pike, Wasdale Head, & the Lake District

World Class Climb: Scafell Pike, Wasdale Head, & the Lake District

What area inspired the writings of William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge, & Beatrix Potter?  England’s Lake District with its glacial carved valleys, chiseled mountains, and lakes is England’s most scenic spot.  I recently climbed England’s tallest Peak and camped beside one…