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Revisiting an Adventurous Decade Countdown 2017: Lungta Livyers #14 Tigers, Lions, Garudas, and Dragons Oh My: First Day in Bhutan and Helicopters and Hands.

Today is a two-fer…one entry looking back just after 2017 began and one entry from when we first landed in Bhutan. Enjoy! Originally Posted on September 27, 2017  “But wait,” you doth protest. “Where is update number 13?” It’s in the … Continue reading

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Revisiting an Adventurous Decade Countdown 2016: Everest 3.0: Out of the Fog, Flights to Nowhere, and Seeing the Mountain Blush

Originally Posted on November 2, 2016  It’s been a foggy day here. Reminiscent of many other foggy days. One in particular, where I had a flight to Halifax. We took off in fog and flew almost all the way to Halifax … Continue reading

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Revisiting an Adventurous Decade Countdown 2015: Three for the Price of One!

I couldn’t decide on only one post from 2015 so I’ve included three: one from our expedition to El Salvador to climb the country’s highest volcanoes–that expedition was called Volcanopalooza. The second one is the wrap-up from my short, but … Continue reading

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Revisiting an Adventurous Decade Countdown 2014: GHT and L is for Lessons, Lots of Lessons: Ama Dablam Wrap-Up

Two expeditions to invite you to today…the first isn’t a specific post but over a hundred-in 2014, Marian and I spent 2.5 months trekking and climbing on the Great Himalayan Trail from the Eastern border with India to the Bigu … Continue reading

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Revisiting an Adventurous Decade Countdown 2013: Aoraki/Mount Cook: Reflections on a Rich Week

This was originally posted on December 5, 2013. I’d just finished my attempt at Aoraki/Mount Cook. Enjoy! When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and … Continue reading

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Revisiting an Adventurous Decade Countdown 2012: What Comes, Comes… Orizaba for Oma and Beyond

This post comes on the heels of our attempt on Orizaba, the highest peak in Mexico and the third highest in North America. It was originally posted on October 29, 2012. Three words. One comma. A philosophy of life. Oma’s … Continue reading

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Revisiting an Adventurous Decade Countdown 2011: Vinson Vignette #1: Lost for Words

This adventurous decade countdown post comes from when I recently returned from climbing the highest peak in Antarctica in December 2011 and was trying to find words to describe the vast white place I had just experienced. It was originally … Continue reading

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Revisiting an Adventurous Decade Countdown 2010: Motorcycle Satori

Happy Holidays Season to you and yours. I thought I would jump on the bandwagon on decade count-downs and share some posts from the past over the days to the New Year and Decade. I’ll choose a post from each … Continue reading

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WaterLily Turbine on the River with Two Names

On our River with Two Names expedition, we had many many things that were power-hungry such as our sat phone, Inreach, drone, cameras, GPS, and phones. Along with a few battery packs, we took our solar panel and the new … Continue reading

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River with Two Names Expedition Photo Gallery

Day Two dawned fine and still. Harp Lake was forgotten. We spent our first day exploring the southern end of Shapio Lake. The mirror surface of the lake produced a landscape-size kaleidoscope of rock and sky.   Journeying together in … Continue reading

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Pretty Big Walk Expedition Photo Gallery

We rested and prepared for the rest of the day. Wake up call came at 5 am the next day and we choked down some porridge and tried to breathe away our small altitude headaches. We decided to proceed and … Continue reading

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The River With Two Names

Our current expedition is called The River with Two Names and it begins/began on August 15 when we fly into Harp Lake. After a few days paddling along the lake we will exit via the Harp River onto the the … Continue reading

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Less than One Week and Counting: River with Two Names

As part of our last minute preparations for the River with Two Names expedition, we took our new WaterLily 12v turbine out yesterday for a test spin. We walked over to the Rennies River and placed in in a few … Continue reading

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The River with Two Names: Two Weeks and Counting

Two weeks and counting. We had a wonderful event last night on Long Pond where we introduced the joys of canoeing to some New Canadians and their conversation partners. It was a great partnership between School of Human Kinetics, Student … Continue reading

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The River with Two Names: Three Weeks & Counting

Our expedition team met last night with Richard Alexander to go over the map, see some pictures, and get some beta (information) from him. We then (almost) finalized our group gear list with who is bringing what. The excitement is … Continue reading

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Coming Next: A River with Two Names

Thanks to all who played “Which expedition is next?” a few weeks back. I realized that I never confirmed what river we are paddling in mid August…so here goes. Our next expedition is called The River with Two Names and … Continue reading

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Pretty Big Climb: Yala Peak

This is a summit photo of Marian and I (and Niranjan who trying to hide in the background) on the summit of Yala Peak. We climbed the peak over two days on our Pretty Big Walk expedition. Most folks were … Continue reading

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Pretty Big City

After a two hour Jeep ride through Shivapuri National Park from Chisopani to the outskirts of Kathmandu, we were welcomed back to the city with an instant case of sensory overload and traffic. Arriving in mid city amid thousands of … Continue reading

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Yala Peak Summit-Pretty Big Walk/Climb

Hello from Thulo Syabru. A wee bit of cell coverage before we head up into the Gosainkund Region. We are on the home stretch having walked back out of the Langtang (the long way) and we have now made the … Continue reading

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Pretty Big Walk Traverses Ganesh Himal

This was the view from the pass that signalled we had almost completed our traverse of the Ganesh Himal on the Great Himalayan Trail on our Pretty Big Walk. Marian is making a shape with the Langtang Himal making a … Continue reading

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inReach message from TA Loeffler

C10. As usual, rain started the moment we hit camp. Water temple nearby for both Hindus & Buddhists. Temple bell rings. Prayer flags release prayers to wind. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=c0c5b41c-abb4-4290-a1fb-476a33ffff8a&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler … Continue reading

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inReach message from TA Loeffler

We have our Mackenzie tent. Wished for our winter Thor but thought it was too heavy Weather has broken we hope. much lightning in last week. yes much up & down View the location or send a reply to TA … Continue reading

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