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Winter Ascent on Mount Mainalo

The Mainalo, named after the mythical Maenalus, son of Lycaon, is a mountain range that spans about 15 to 20 km from north to south (southwest of Tripoli to northeast of Vytina) and from east to west from 5 to 10 km (from Zygovisti to Kapsas). 416 more words


What's the difference between God and a Climber?

It was 1923, and it seemed that George Mallory was growing weary of discussing Everest with an incredulous media. After being queried about his motivations for attempting to summit the world’s tallest peak for the umpteenth time, he responded with a flippant remark. 2,328 more words

Random Musings

Fitness Goals for 2017

Since starting my new job in December, I’ve just been exhausted. I love my new job, but my weekends are spent running errands, cleaning the house, and  910 more words


Define Home...

Some of us have no plans, some of us have the future figured out, some of us are retired, some of us haven’t even gotten started yet, we are all climbers, an identity I have yet to define well. 590 more words


Market Top. Now What?

The Dow Jones, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all hit new all-time record highs yesterday.   The last time this occurred was in 1999.   I am thankful and nervous to hear this news because after the stock market peaked in 1999 it corrected in 2000. 399 more words

Notes from the Island 16.01.2017

West Highland Way

I think I’m going to book the train tickets this week but it kind of depends on the weather. You see, as a self employed gardener, this is my slack time so I have to be careful with every penny until Spring comes around again so if I get a good weeks work in I can probably put the rail fare on a credit card and pay off half in February and half in March. 720 more words


Joshua Tree Day 1

Last week I was in Joshua Tree. I never expected to end up there, but I’m glad I did. During that trip I was good and humbled, and made first attempts to separate vacation climbing from climbing to see progress. 238 more words

Everyday Tales