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Everest 3.0: When in Doubt, Get a Hair Cut

                  What did one volcano say to the other? I lava you!  Thanks to the Grade Four students at Mary Queen of Peace for sending along some get well/cheer me up cards … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Training for Everest

Quote of the Day: “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” – Edmund Hillary Did You Know? Last year an earthquake moved Mount Everest by 3 centimeters. Activity Suggestion: Training for Everest Objective: Students … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Find Your Sherpa Name

Quote of the Day: “You do not climb a mountain like everest by trying to race ahead on your own, or by competing with your comrades. You do it slowly are carefully, by unselfish teamwork. Certainly I wanted to reach … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: Hello from your Everest Curriculum Team!

Dear Educators, We are your Mount Everest Curriculum Team! We have designed daily Everest material with grades 4-6 in mind but everyone is welcome to participate! For each day of T.A.’s expedition you will find a “Quote of the Day”, … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #1246 First, do enough training. Then believe in yourself and say: I can do it. Tomorrow is my day…

First, do enough training. Then believe in yourself and say: I can do it. Tomorrow is my day. –Haile Gebreselassie  

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Visual Soliloquy #1239 Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top – it is the willpower that is the most important. This willpower you cannot buy with money or be given by others – it rises from your heart…

Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top – it is the willpower that is the most important. This willpower you cannot buy with money or be given by others – it rises from your heart. — … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #1237 The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand…

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. –Vince Lombardi

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Finding your Everest: An interview with the Huddle

This is an interview I did with Aerin Guy of the The Huddle, an online community for physical educators. Huddlers, have I got a treat for you! In advance of the upcoming PESIC Conference in Corner Brook, Newfoundland next week, … Continue reading

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#13 Be grateful to everyone

It’s been a tough yet joyous week.  The joy has come in celebrating the achievements of four friends; all of who have worked and trained tirelessly to reach their own personal Everests.  One qualified for the world championships in the … Continue reading

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Alan Arnette Summits Everest for his Mother: Memories are Everything

Congratulations to Alan Arnette who topped out on Mount Everest around 05:00 Nepal time Saturday May 21.  Alan, you’ve made your mother very proud and honoured her memory with your achievement today. I tracked Alan via SPOT all afternoon but … Continue reading

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Alan’s Summit Bid

A friend and fellow climber, Alan Arnette is on his Everest summit bid as I type.  I’m thrilled that he managed to beat a persistent chest infection to even be able to make the attempt.  His motivation and passion for … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #173 The most important thing about having goals is having one…

The most important thing about having goals is having one. – Geoffrey F. Abert

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Visual Soliloquy #172 Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace…

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. –Buddha

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Visual Soliloquy #171 Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment…

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment –Buddha

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Visual Soliloquy #170 Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely…

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely –Buddha

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Visual Soliloquy #169 In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true…

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true. –Buddha

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Visual Soliloquy #168 What we think, we become…

What we think, we become. –Buddha

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Visual Soliloquy #167 Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, people cannot live without a spiritual life…

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. –Buddha Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/buddha_2.html#ixzz1JAoFRXKM

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Visual Soliloquy #166 I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done…

I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done. –Buddha

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Visual Soliloquy #126 To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe…

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. – Anatole France

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Everest 3.0

One of the first questions I’m asked when people find out that I wasn’t able to summit Everest is, “Will you try again?” I wonder if they ask people who make it to the top the same question. Typically not, … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #90 Risk, there is no real living without it. Die we all must, but try to knock all risk out of our lives…

Risk, there is no real living without it. Die we all must, but try to knock all risk out of our lives and we lock ourselves tighter and tighter into a safe, comfortable, deadly box, and we die too, without … Continue reading

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Looking for Windhorse Photo Gallery

Here are a few of my best images from the Looking for Windhorse Expedition–A 1200 kilometre journey from Lhasa to Kathmandu in mountain bike.

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Looking for WIndhorse II

Prayer flags are often called Lung-ta or Windhorse in Tibet and Nepal. One traditional prayer flag design has a windhorse in the centre and the Four Dignities (Lion, Tiger, Garuda, Dragon) in the four corners. As some of you will … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #84 Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience…

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Visual Soliloquy #83 Nothing will come of nothing. Dare for mighty things…

Nothing will come of nothing. Dare for mighty things. – William Shakespeare

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Everest 2010 Photo Gallery

Here are some of the favourite images from TA’s Everest 2010 expedition.  To read training updates, dispatches from the mountain and follow-up posts, please click here:

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Visual Soliloquy #58 The harder I work the more I live…

The harder I work the more I live. –George Bernard Shaw

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Oma: Mountain of a Woman

While back in Edmonton this week, I had the wonderful fortune of placing my laptop complete with webcam into the lap of my Oma. It was a precious moment as she saw herself appear on the screen in front of … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #50 Today is your day, your mountain is waiting…

Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way. – Dr Seuss

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Visual Soliloquy #13

The summit in view So high in the air, Congrats to Eric For standing there! Eric Larsen summitted Mount Everest this morning completing his Save the Pole Expedition. He skied to the South Pole, then the North Pole and then … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #9

Mountains are both solid and moving. They are steady, wise, and seemingly unyielding while at the same time they are changing through erosion and time.

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Visual Soliloquy #2

Views from high places. Stark understanding. Rising above. Seeing nothing higher. Seeing in new ways. This is what makes the hardship both bearable and worth it.

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Everest-007 November 2006

Greetings from Early Morning, 11/26/2006 Last evening was a rare event. I was in bed at 8:50 pm. I was so tired I said, “Stick a fork in me, I’m done.” It must have been braving the pre-Christmas insanity at … Continue reading

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