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Tajumulco Photo Gallery

A collection of some of my favourite images from our volcano climbs in Guatemala and Tajumulco, the highest point of both Guatemala and Central America.

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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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She Shoots, She Scores!

She shoots, she scores! The Hat Trick of the Americas is complete.  Starting with the top of North America in June of 2005, the top of South America in 2006 and finishing on top of Central America in 2010, the … Continue reading

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Climbing Volcan Santa Maria

After explaining Boxing Day to our traveling companions over breakfast, we packed up and headed south of Xela to the trailhead for Santa Maria.  This 3772 meter volcano towers over Xela and is often climbed by locals who ascend it … Continue reading

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It’s Not About the Date

It’s not about the date. Or the presents. Or the food. Or the traditions. So then, what is this “day” we call Christmas all about? That’s the question I’m trying to answer as my family and I are celebrating “Christmas” … Continue reading

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Wanted: Hat Options for the Hat Trick of the Americas

G’Day, The countdown to the Hat Trick of the Americas has begun and there is one critical decision left to be answered? Which hat should I wear for the climb? Which hat will be called to service on the volcano … Continue reading

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Nose to the Grindstone

Buenos Domingo, Marian and I are stepping up both our physical training and our Spanish language training in the weeks leading up to our departure for Guatemala and Tajumulco. It’s time to put our noses to the grindstone! We’ve been … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Team Canada

An amazing evening of hockey in front of a sell out crowd in St. John’s. A night not soon forgotten! Team Canada wins the Four Nations Cup in overtime over Team USA.

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Barefoot Ascent of PEI’s Highest Point

A few weeks back-well rather a month or so ago, Jane Macgrath and I had a grand hike and talk up and around Signal Hill. It was great to reconnect and share stories and adventures from the academe. We got … Continue reading

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Lessons in Seeing

How do I find the words to describe a week that spanned from the stunningly deep silence of canyon wanderings to the vibrant, almost abusive, cacophonous stimulation of Las Vegas? From a gentle dawning light of day dancing on ever … Continue reading

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Hat Trick of the Americas: Volcán Tajumulco (4220m)

What is TA climbing next? I had many more clues planned…like this one: and this one: But alas and congrats, the great mystery of what I am climbing next has been solved by MC and Carla. They deciphered the clues: … Continue reading

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