Category Archives: Elbrus

Mountains and Motorcycles

Happy Tely Ten Day to All, On the last Sunday of every July, a growing number of people find their way to Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador to walk, run, and roll their way ten miles (16 km) to the finish … Continue reading

Posted in Elbrus, Everest 2010, Motorcycles | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Elbrus…the rest of the story

Greetings from Moscow to All, The Cliff Notes version… I went to Russia and I climbed Mount Elbrus (5642 metres). It was a great climb and I learned a lot! For those Paul Harvey fans, the rest of the story… … Continue reading

Posted in Elbrus | Tagged | 1 Comment

Elbrus Updates

HI All,   Here is a composite of TA's most recent posts from Elbrus   Foot of the Mountain Elbrus #5   Hi this is TA calling in from the foot of Mount Elbrus in Russia.  We arrived here after … Continue reading

Posted in Elbrus | Tagged , | Leave a comment

River of Weddings: Elbrus Update #3

Happy Fourth of July to all my US Friends, Another fine day in Moscow.  Six of us set out to enjoy a boat tour of the Moscow River.  Fortunately, the Metro stop for the boat trip was the same one … Continue reading

Posted in Elbrus | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Cyrillic Adventures: Elbrus Update #2

Hello from Moscow, I probably knew just enough to get myself in trouble.  Not enough to know which station I was heading for or which one to transfer at or even if I needed to transfer.  Perhaps I should have … Continue reading

Posted in Elbrus | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Out of the Bardo: Elbrus Update #1

Greetings from Moscow, The bardo, in Tibetan, is the place between death and birth; a transition zone between the last existence and the next.  For me, in this life, the airplane is the nearest experience to the bardo I can … Continue reading

Posted in Elbrus | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Off to Elbrus

Happy Saturday Night, “It’s Saturday night and I don’t got nobody…I got some money because I just got paid, oh how I want someone to talk to…”  Writing a bit early this week because I’m home alone, laid up with … Continue reading

Posted in Elbrus | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

This Little Light of Mine

Happy Solstice, As we were eating breakfast yesterday, we heard a siren.  And then another.  And another.  One more.  Hearing this much action on Duckworth drew me to the window and I saw four police cars round the corner.  Behind … Continue reading

Posted in Elbrus, Motorcycles | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wear Blue and Climb Birthday Bash on Signal Hill

Greetings from the Ides of June, OK…perhaps dancing on Saturday night wasn’t the smartest move given how sore my leg is today. But it is such a rare event that I feel comfortable enough in a setting to dance that … Continue reading

Posted in Elbrus | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Step by Step

Greetings to All, Thanks to all who jumped aboard my Facebook Group!  (http://bit.ly/TAEverest2010) For those that don’t do Facebook, have no worries, I’ll continue to send out weekly updates via email as well!  I backpacked to the summit of the … Continue reading

Posted in Elbrus, Everest 2010 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Filling my Boots

Good Morning, I’m up early on a Sunday morning and thought I’d start the day by writing my weekly update. The biggest news of the week is that I sent off the deposit to join the 2010 Peak Freaks Everest … Continue reading

Posted in Elbrus | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Happy 2-4!

Just one month to my birthday…I do like celebrating it twelve times instead of just once. Thanks for all your kind support of Elbrus: Climbing for my Dad. It means a lot to me and I know it will touch … Continue reading

Posted in Elbrus | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Elbrus: Climbing for my Dad

Greetings from Victoria Day, We call it the 2-4 Weekend in Newfoundland since Queen Victoria’s birthday was on the 24th. This year the 24th actually fell on a weekend but we’re having the holiday the weekend before, go figure! I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Elbrus | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Storming Norming

Greetings from a Stormy Sunday, I woke up in a warm bed this morning instead of tucked into my sleeping bag. We’ve got 15 centimetres of snow down with more on the way. Last night I had to make the … Continue reading

Posted in Elbrus, Everest 2010 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment