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Celebrating Vinson with Grade Fours at Bishop Abraham School

It’s always fun to be feted. When the two Grade Four classes at Bishop Abraham School invited me to a party on Friday, I gladly accepted. I’d paid a visit to the school during my training and preparations for Mount … Continue reading

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An Offering of Mount Vinson Videos (and one of penguins because I couldn’t resist))

Here’s a video with some of the views seen when flying from Union Glacier to Mount Vinson Base Camp.  This was shot on the day I flew out of Vinson Base Camp by Steve Kroeger as he flew in. Here’s … Continue reading

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Vinson Vignette #5: Wasting Away in Vinsonville

In my last vignette, I mentioned building snow sculptures down near the privies at Vinson Base Camp. Since I mentioned them, I thought I would do a vignette on how human waste is dealt with both at Union Glacier and … Continue reading

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Vinson Vignette #4: Ice Axes and Inukshuks

This will likely end up my favourite image from the trip: My ice axe on the summit. I like a slight dash of red playing off the almost duo-chrome black and white. It reminds me of the awesome view from … Continue reading

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Vinson Vignette #3: Bookends and Rope Teams

When I arrived in Santiago three weeks ago, I popped up to the Great Gatsby to have some dinner while I waited for my connection to Punta Arenas. Tonight, as I passed the time to my Toronto connection, I did … Continue reading

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Vinson Vignette #2: Newfoundland Flag First Out of the Bag

This flag has been to the top of six continents with me. I purchased it on a whim when heading to Alaska for the climb that started all of this, Denali. I packed it away, carried it uphill for 26 … Continue reading

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Vinson Vignette #1: Lost for Words

OK…I’ve been trying to write this blog entry for 24 hours and I guess I just have to admit that I am lost for words. Or a starting point. I’m missing a place to jump off in trying to explain … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #22: Don’t bring things to a painful point

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century. For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Team Returns to Punta Arenas

Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 19, 2011 Elevation: 121′ This is Dave Hahn calling from Antarctica our Vinson season ended today. About midday, around 11 AM, we flew from Vinson Basecamp back to Union Glacier. Today was a beautiful … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #21: In post meditation, be a child of illusion

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century. For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #20: Train without bias in all areas. It is crucial always to do this pervasively and wholeheartedly

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Vinson Massif: Clouds …

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are waiting to fly out of Mount Vinson base camp: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 17, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ The clouds and fog took over Vinson basecamp again today. There … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #19: If you can practice even when distracted, you are well trained

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century.  For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Snow sculpture contest at VBC

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are still waiting in Antarctica: Posted by: | December 16, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ Another day drifting in the Vinson Basecamp milk bottle, surrounded by whiteness. Except it was fun. The RMI … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #18: Self-liberate even the antidote

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century.  For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Not so much happening

Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 16, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ The clouds around Vinson basecamp lifted some today, but didn’t go away. In particular they were stuck over the Nimitz Glacier and the approaches for an airplane trying to get … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #17: Don’t be swayed by external circumstances

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century.  For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Hanging out at base camp

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are in Antarctica: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 14, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ Not so much to report today besides a good brunch and a fine dinner. Thick fog and cloud … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #16: Three objects, three poisons, and three seeds of virtue

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Vinson Massif: Waiting for the airplane

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who have finished climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 13, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ The fog and low cloud came and went periodically at Vinson basecamp today. … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Team descends to base camp

Here is the latest update from TA’s team in Antarctica: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 12, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ This morning at high camp it was still sunny, but there was a persistent breeze which was on its way … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #15: Whatever you meet unexpectedly, join with meditation

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century.  For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #14: Whichever of the two occurs, be patient

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century.  For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Team returns safely to high camp after summit

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson right now: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 11, 2011 Elevation: 12,400′ Conditions today can only be described as having been perfect for a … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #13 Abandon poisonous food

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century.  For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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Vinson summit audio clip

Reposted from the Rainier Mountaineering Blog (http://www.rmiguides.com/blog/) Many thanks to the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union for their financial assistance in getting TA to Antarctica to climb Mount Vinson.

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Vinson Massif: Summit!!!!!!!

Here is the latest update from TA’s team, they have summited! Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 11, 2011 Elevation: 16,067′ Hey, this is Dave Hahn calling in from the summit of Mount Vinson 16,067 feet above sea level. And … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Team rests at high camp and readies for summit bid

Here is the latest update from TA’s team, who weather permitting, will be on their summit bid today!: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 10, 2011 Elevation: 12,400′ A long and easy day at high camp, preparing for the summit. … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #12: Examine the nature of unborn awareness

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century. For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Move to high camp

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson right now: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 09, 2011 Elevation: 12,400′ Half past one in the morning and the sun is blazing away … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #11: Train in the three difficulties

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century. For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Team carries to high camp

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson right now: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 08, 2011 Elevation: 9,500′ It is a quarter after one in the morning in the Ellsworth … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #10: Liberate yourself by examining and analyzing

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century. For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Rest day for the team

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson right now: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 07, 2011 Elevation: 9,500′ Winds stayed mercifully calm throughout last night, but just as we got … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #9 Two activities: one at the beginning, one at the end

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century. For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Team moves uphill

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson right now: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 06, 2011 Elevation: 9,500′ Another day of storm, as predicted and expected. But it seemed as … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #8: When the world is filled with evil, Transform all mishaps into the path of bodhi

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century. For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #7: Don’t try to be the fastest

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century. For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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Vinson Massif: Team arrives at base camp

Here is the latest update from TA’s team who are climbing Antarctica’s highest peak, Mount Vinson right now: Posted by: Dave Hahn | December 04, 2011 Elevation: 7,200′ Dave Hahn called from Vinson Base Camp early this morning after the … Continue reading

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Vinson Visual Lojong #6: Abandon all hope of fruition

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century. For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares … Continue reading

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