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Having a Life First

It is always a pleasure to be reading along and suddenly just stop on a line that hits home. Over at Rob Haggart’s site, A Photo Editor, I stumbled upon this: “You need to have …

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No Photos, just Words

Twenty years ago I did little more than climb; sport climb, trad climb and alpine climb. Like so many other climbers of my generation, Peter Croft was a hero. He was also, and still is, …

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Hiding during Ferragosto

To me, the word “Ferragosto” makes me think of ringing cellphones, family squabbles and lots of dark, tanned skin being shown off on the decks of huts. Just what is this Ferragosto and why hidding …

Behind the Scenes in Zermatt

For anyone having been to Zermatt, Switzerland they know it is a bit like Disneyland. A village which doesn’t seem quite real, maybe it is a little too “Swiss”. Yes it gorgeous, yes it is …

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Learning from Loss

The loss of friends carries a message. Death has the ability to teach us to live. In the last months I have seen death in the mountains. I have been both witness to it as …

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Daily Stimulation

We have been living in Italy now for over two full years. For those who have lived outside their own country, their own culture, and amongst another language, they know of what I speak when …

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Marmolada Avalanche

I write this on the eve of a nightmare experience to process what’s in my head. It’s a difficult decision to share what I have to share, but, I truly believe it’s important, critical even, …

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Roadside Distractions

Roadside Trash; what it says about a culture, its people, and its habits. After 25 years of staring from my bike at roadside debris, litterings, and the impact of humanity, I feel I have greater …