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Traverse in verse (Balingkilat/Nagsasa)

i. Midnight —

clambering on a bus;

speedy entrances to nighttime vehicles,


        Dozens: asleep, dreaming,

clutching a phone, or a bag, or an umbrella, 296 more words


Climber Food: Japanese Yam Curry with Buckwheat Soba Noodles

The California desert temperatures have taken a while to acclimatize to; nice warm days, but as soon as the sun dips behind the mountain range, the temperatures plummet pretty quickly! 376 more words


The Sacred Mountain

I often muse about where a journey begins. This last weekend we summited Baboquivari (Babo), the sacred peak of the Tohono O’odam Nation in southern Arizona. 1,023 more words

Onna Voellmer

Book Review: Extreme Alpinism

“The harder you are to kill, the longer you will last in the mountains.”

Twight describes cutting edge alpinism at the turn of the century. 614 more words


Ton Sai... 3 nights was not nearly enough

After our time in Phuket we had one more stop on the west coast of Thailand, Ton Sai. We heard about the area from Danny, a friend we made on our ill-fated diving trip in Khao Lak, and decided it was a must see even with our limited time left. 1,603 more words

What We've Been Up To

Railay, Thailand

Railay Beach is a peninsula surrounded by clear blue water and sheer rocky cliffs. Its no wonder that the rock climbing in this area has made Railay a backpacker destination. 3,173 more words