Category Archives: Denali

Blast from the Past 2: Life in the Ring of Fire…Brownie Mix

In honour of my second appearance on DNTO today telling tales from Life in the Ring oF Fire, I thought I would look back into the archive and find a few other stories to tell…this one hails from November 2004. … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: Life in the Ring of Fire…Adventures in Waxing

In honour of my second appearance on DNTO tomorrow telling tales from Life in the Ring oF Fire, I thought I would look back into the archive and find a few other stories to tell…this one hails from October 2004 … Continue reading

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Living the map: Memorial Faculty and the 50 Pond Project

By Michelle Osmond Michael Rayment started canoeing when he was 14 and bought his first canoe when he was just 18. Back then, he spent a lot of time in the ponds around Deer Park. “My friend and I used … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #419 Action is the antidote to despair…

Action is the antidote to despair. –Joan Baez

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Antarctica Countdown 47 days and counting: Flashback to YOD

This new training program has me running again.  Thankfully I am back up to an hour of running without any major challenges thus far.  I ran outside Wednesday around Quidi Vidi lake and again this morning from the house.  In … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #237 We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experiences and character…

We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experiences and character. ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Hat Trick of the Americas Redux

Three summits. Four and a half years almost to the day. Nearly 25,000 meters of elevation gain. Mountains of learning in each step. Summiting North America June 26, 2005   The alarm went at 6. All quiet outside. A good … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #36

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. –Carl Sandburg

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Denali June 2005

When I was training last year, some days I would keep going by imagining what my first words to all of you would be. The time has come to finally say those words and I’m speechless and trying hard to … Continue reading

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Denali May 2005

TA’s Denali Support Team #31 5/31/2005 Happy Almost June 1st, As we decended toward Anchorage airport, the pilot said, we are passing through 21,000 feet on our approach to Anchorage…I quickly glanced outside the plane through the window and saw … Continue reading

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Denali April 2005

Grand Canyon: Kaibab to New Hance Trail April, 2005 Day One: Rim to Cremation Creek via the South Kaibab Trail (6 miles) Up before dawn for breakfast and trying to stuff all food, water, and gear into packs. Drive over … Continue reading

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Denali March 2005

TA’s Denali Support Team #24 3/28/2005 Happy Easter!!! I hope the Easter Bunny was good to you. I had been concerned that the Easter Bunny wouldn’t find me this year since I spent last week at a meditation retreat. I … Continue reading

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Denali February 2004

TA’s Denali Support Team #20 2/27/2005 Happy Almost March to All, Rest weeks are funny animals…they are both easy and hard, fun and not fun, a lived experiential paradox. I slept in every day last week until my body started … Continue reading

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Denali January 2005

TA’s Denali Support Team #16 1/30/2005 Happy Four Months and Counting… I arrive in Anchorage exactly four months from today…wow…that’s a slightly terrifying thought and an exciting thought at the same time… how did it go from nine months to … Continue reading

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Denali December 2004

TA’s Denali Support Team #11 12/18/2004 Happy Only Seven Doors Left to Open on My Advent Calendar, Greetings from YVR (the Vancouver airport). I still think wireless internet access is magical. So cool to sit on the floor in an … Continue reading

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Denali November 2004

TA’s Denali Support Team #8 11/28/2004 Top of the Morning to You, It’s been sunny here in St. John’s for two days in a row. I’m very confused and delighted. Happy Belated Thanksgiving to all my US friends (and to … Continue reading

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Denali October 2004

TA’s Denali Support Team # 5 10/31/2004 Happy Halloween! That seems like a most appropriate greeting after a week of dressing up. It had a great week…here’s how it went… Sunday The last big day of preparations…Leo was an amazing … Continue reading

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Denali September 2004

It Takes a Village to Climb a Mountain 9/25/2004 Hello, Please excuse the corny subject line-it was the best one I could come up with. I’m writing to invite you to become part of my village and to be a … Continue reading

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