The most common mountaineering question I get asked is “How was Everest”. It’s a hard question to answer with a phrase or two. It requires a great deal of hang waving a a certain amount of time to encapsulate a life changing event where I risked my life, carried the body of a dead man, […]
Regrettably, I spend 26 hours per month commuting between work and home. This leaves me a lot of time in the car to think about which is the ideal lane on Highway 101. Here is a fun little video about that.
I picked up a book today called Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously. It’s an exploration of a single, important question: Are people who take risks happier than those who do not? Bill says they are. I agree. What did not resonate. Bill Gurstelle is a fellow Minnesotan, but […]
In my previous blog post I mentioned that runners are more likely to get injured in expensive shoes than in less expensive shoes, and even less likely to get injured running barefoot. Customers are spending money to hurt themselves. This is based on Christopher McDougall’s research in the book Born To Run. A few of my friends […]
We went on a day hike on a plantation in North Maui. Along the way we found waterfalls, a swimming hole and some very interesting plants. One plant featured protective leaves that turn inward to protect itself from insects, and another had a flower that tasted exactly like mushrooms. If you have help me identify […]
I picked up an interesting book today. Born To Run says runners are more likely to get injured in expensive shoes than in less expensive shoes, and even less likely to get injured running barefoot. In other words, the author believes customers are spending money to hurt themselves. Could it be that cheaper shoes force runners […]
7 Tips to Begin Preparations for the 7 Summits Climb lots of other mountains first, the kind with snow at the top Start now, life will only get busier and your ability acclimatize decreases with age Be prepared to climb a couple of them twice. I was fortunate to summit each on my first try, […]
Ever committed to a goal and wanted to write it down? Or seen something extraordinary and wanted to share it? Well, that’s what a blog is to me. This is a place for me to store my thoughts and goals.