Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I would have to say that I had no idea how much fun I was missing. In the 5 days I spent in Colorado, 3 of them I spent with good friends climbing 14teeners. It took Scott 21 years to complete this dream of his. I admire the fact that he is the type of guy who does what he says, no matter what, or how long it takes. It was totally fun to climb and meet his friends, Don, Gene, Keith, Cindy, my other Everest pals, Nikki and Jaroslaw brought back some great memories. All the other people I met on the mountain resonated that wonderfully joyful tone of happy hearts and tired feet.
Now I have another possible goal. Since I have been on the summit of two of the mountains, I have that taste to knock of a few more.
Thanks Scott, as if I do not have enough things I want to do before I die.
Check out Scott's Blog CLICK HERE
Nikki Created this Album that I posted on my Photo site
Climb High, Don't Die
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
place. Maybe if I did not have those 3 hard falls we might have caught
them. The next one will be better with a little practice.
It was a great event, looking for the next one.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
a mountain bike in 15 years. Mark has not ridden in about 5. Feeling
good about what we have done so far.
No matter what the outcome this has been a great day.
There are a few rough spots where you have to dismount. There is also
a huge puddle up high that has turned into a lake. When I ride through
it now, half of my crank is under water.
Chillin again while Mark is hammering.
rough. I am waiting at our staging area because is out there doing
another lap. There are some great views, hills, mud, rocks. If I was
ever wondering why they call this rocky gap, now I know.
The people are all really cool and fun, tunes are jammin, grills are
grilling, pedals are hammering.
It's the Cranky Monkey, 9 solid hours of biking. Mark and I are a team
so he rides one, I ride one, etc until the 9 hours are up.
Living the good life, team Climb High, Don't Die.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
at cost. He said he spoke to Lapka and thought it sounded like I had a
chance to go up.
Bummed that I missed my chance, but glad they worked something out for
Talk to you soon, next Mountain might be Russia, Elbrus. Before that a
bike ride or two.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I did just complete the trip evaluation form for the outfitter, I am having Mike look at it before I send it so I am certain I captured the facts well.
I have updated some photos, you can click on my photo's link over on the side and find a few photo's, as the team gets theirs together I will update my photo page some more.
Many have asked about my emotions during the missed opportunity. I can always say that I enjoyed the mountain that I was climbing and most importantly the life long friendships I have developed. Many of the people on the trip are people I would want to keep in touch with, like many I talk to even today. There will be another adventure and another time, because there just always will be. Hopefully you will follow again and it grows so that all of us have an adventure to share.
Talk to you again soon, when I get more settled, maybe by this weekend, I am sure my work emails are all backed up.
Hope you are having a wonderful start to the new year, I wish all of you the best, and I will update you later with Alpine Ascents response to my comments.
Climb High, Don't Die tm