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Rainier in a Day: A Challenging Escapade
"Do not wish for easier lives, wish to be stronger men" -John F. Kennedy
"I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate." -Vincent van Gogh
This was quite the undertaking. The previous year I climbed Mount Rainier in two days which was a little bit tiring, but not a big deal. This time it was both physically and mentally...
14. Februar 2012 um 08:47
A Day of Pure Alpine Excellence
"While there is a technical side to mountaineering, a confrontation with the raw power of the mountains that came only to be understood by those who venture into the hills, there is an essential element that everyone is familiar with, and that is the friendship you forge along the way. This is such a pivotal part of the...
14. Februar 2012 um 08:22
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The Grand Tour: A 15 Day Mountaineering Road Trip (Part 5)
Day 14: Lehman Cave & Wheeler Camp
In the morning Michael decided that he would stay at the car while Gimpilator and I climbed Wheeler Peak. Looking at the surrounding landscape I felt as though I was on the far ends of the Earth. Hardly anyone seemed to live in these lands, but that's what made this place special. Before...
12. Februar 2012 um 00:30
The Grand Tour: A 15 Day Mountaineering Road Trip (Part 4)
A while later Michael drove up to the Whitney Portal, and just like that we were on our way to Death Valley. It was the first time I had ever been to Death Valley which I was impressed at how vast the valley actually was. It was during this moment that I could finally announce "wow, I'm far away from home!". We were on our way to...
12. Februar 2012 um 00:26