Tag Archives: 2012

May the Joy of the Season Surround You

May the joys of the season surround you and your loved ones, enjoy sharing time and company and wishing all the very best in 2013.

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Visual Soliloquy #663 There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires…

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires. –Nelson Mandela

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Visual Soliloquy #662 When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb…

When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb. –Denis Waitley

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Visual Soliloquy #661 Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher…

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher. –William Wordsworth

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Visual Soliloquy #660 Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom…

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. ~Phyllis Theroux

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Visual Soliloquy #659 Forever is composed of nows…

Forever is composed of nows. ~Emily Dickinson

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Visual Soliloquy #658 The only sure thing about luck is that it will change…

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. ~Wilson Mizner

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Visual Soliloquy #657 There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday…

There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday. ~Robert Nathan

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Visual Soliloquy #656 We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect…

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. ~Aldo Leopold

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Visual Soliloquy #655 Life is the sum of all your choices…

Life is the sum of all your choices. ~Albert Camus

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Visual Soliloquy #654 The plans that I made when horizontal are working out now that I’m vertical…

The plans that I made when horizontal are working out now that I’m vertical. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon

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Visual Soliloquy #653 Whatever we do lays a seed in our deepest consciousness, and one day that seed will grow…

Whatever we do lays a seed in our deepest consciousness, and one day that seed will grow. ~Sakyong Mipham

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Visual Soliloquy #652 There’s nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway…

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Visual Soliloquy #651 Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment…

Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment. -Thích Nhất Hạnh

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Visual Soliloquy #650 You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm…

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. ~Colette

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Visual Soliloquy #649 Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there…

Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there. ~Author Unknown

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Visual Soliloquy #648 Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace…

Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace. ~Vernon Baker

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Visual Soliloquy #647 If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading…

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. – Lao Tzu

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Visual Soliloquy #646 Fresh air impoverishes the doctor…

Fresh air impoverishes the doctor. ~Danish Proverb

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Visual Soliloquy #645 If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door…

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. ~Milton Berle

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Home Court Advantage: TA’s Climbing Canada’s Highest Peak, Mount Logan, in June 2013

Having had the privilege of climbing on all seven continents over the past eight years, I thought it was finally time to claim “home court advantage” and take on the challenge of climbing Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. At an … Continue reading

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Mount Logan Videos

I often seek out videos on You Tube and other sites as a way to preview and visualize the mountain I am about to climb.  I study the route and land marks as well as what the climbers are wearing … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #644 Sunshine has no budget, the sea no red tape…

Sunshine has no budget, the sea no red tape. ~Terri Guillemets

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Visual Soliloquy #643 Nature rejuvenates so quickly, so completely. Though we often view ourselves otherwise, we are nature…

Nature rejuvenates so quickly, so completely. Though we often view ourselves otherwise, we are nature. ~Jeb Dickerson

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Visual Soliloquy #642 Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books…

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. ~John Lubbock

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Visual Soliloquy #641 I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dripped it carelessly, Ah! I didn’t know, I held opportunity…

I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dripped it carelessly, Ah! I didn’t know, I held opportunity. ~Hazel Lee

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2013 Scott Expedition Training in Greenland

This team was coming in as we were flying out of Greenland-they traced some of our route so you can see some tracks my team made…a lovely piece-be patient as it is HD but some of the footage is gorgeous-it … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #640 Action is the antidote to despair…

Action is the antidote to despair. – Joan Baez

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Visual Soliloquy #639 Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon…

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson

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Visual Soliloquy #638 You are what you think about all day long…

You are what you think about all day long.- Dr. Robert Schuller

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Visual Soliloquy #637 Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness…

Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness. ~Author Unknown

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Visual Soliloquy #636 During the darkest indigo midnight, yet will countless stars blossom…

During the darkest indigo midnight, yet will countless stars blossom. ~Dr. SunWolf

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Visual Soliloquy #635 Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t…

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t. ~Richard Bach

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Visual Soliloquy #634 Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour…

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour. ~Truman Capote

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Visual Soliloquy #633 They who have a why to live can bear almost any how…

They who have a why to live can bear almost any how. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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Visual Soliloquy #632 If the wind will not serve, take to the oars…

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. ~Latin Proverb

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Training Plan for Mera, Island, and Logan

Starting to map out the training plan for my spring climbs of Mera peak, Island Peak, and Mount Logan. It’s good to have it take shape and it starts right now this week. Logan has a 10-15 hour summit day … Continue reading

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In the Versatility of Wanderlust

In the versatility of wanderlust There lies the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious of adventure Of life, Of love, Of Omas round the world So filled with kindness And the courage to nurture excellence towards the summit. Can I Live? Can I Aspire? Can … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #631 Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it…

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. ~Helen Keller

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Visual Soliloquy #630 Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once…

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once. –Lillian Dickson

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