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The Launch Part 2 - A Gift from the Gods

At the end of Part 1 I mentioned the biggest surprise of all occurring on launch day. Before I get to that particular surprise (which happened at the end of the flight), I’m going to keep you in suspense and walk through the launch itself. 1,301 more words

The Launch Part 1 - Mistakes Were Made

On the 24th June 2015, we finally launched our high altitude balloon, and it was, quite frankly, an absolute miracle. Let me tell you why. 1,354 more words

Mt. Kilimanjaro – Week 15: High Altitude Breathing

High Altitude Breathing

Mt. Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest free-standing mountain and it stands 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) tall. To put that in perspective, it’s about 11 CN Towers stacked on top of each other, or 15.5 Empire State Buildings stack on top of each other. 746 more words

Summer Celebration Strawberry Cheesecake

On this summer solstice, strawberries are sweet and fresh and make a perfect dessert. A cheesecake would make a beautiful way to present them, or so I thought. 556 more words


South American Adventures: Day 1 of Days 15 - 18 -- The Inca Trail; a.k.a The Hunger March; a.k.a The Trail That Broke and Then Remade Me

My experience on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, my long awaited trek, the final terminus after a year of preparation, was everything and nothing that I expected. 1,239 more words

Peru: Altitude Warning

As much as I intended to disappear for the summer, my recent events well let’s say, have been rather unpredictable. I feel as though it’s necessary to write about my experience and warn others who are also planning on travelling to Peru, or anywhere with a high altitude. 2,202 more words

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