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Initial concerns: Heart and bone

I mentioned previously that I was going to be transparent about my concerns as I prepared for this trek. My major obstacle is an anxiety disorder, but I’ll address that in another post. 473 more words

Nepal: From Desert To Crest

Breathe Winter In - Paro Intl. Airport, Bhutan

This fresh mountain air of Bhutan smells like my future. Although this is my first trip to this part of the world, the quick peek at Mt. 195 more words


The biological secrets that make Sherpas superhuman mountaineers

By Meera Senthilingam

for CNN

Editor’s note: Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.

(CNN) — Mount Everest is the ultimate test for adventurers trying to test their boundaries, but when it comes to climbing this natural monument, one group of people excel — Sherpas. 879 more words


Movies in which people are stranded somewhere and other people sit in a control room trying to save them


This movie literally depicted my worst nightmare. Everything was cold and wet, and the wind was just blowing the coldness and wetness around while everyone was carrying really heavy bags and occasionally just dropping off the mountain to their death. 520 more words


Travel Bucket List

I admit, I have a bucket list.  I also admit that a large portion of my bucket list consists of travel items.  Some of the standards, like visit all 50 states and all the countries, probably aren’t shocking, but a few items on the list stand out as special to me.   783 more words

Travel Tip

Ethics on the World's Highest Peak

The climber’s code of ethics, issued by the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation, specifies “helping someone in trouble has absolute priority over reaching goals we set for ourselves in the mountain.” Most take this to heart.

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Book Comments - High Crimes by Michael Kodas

Does moral obligation change with altitude? That’s the root question pondered but never answered as Michael Kodas retells his and Nils Atezana’s quests in 2004 to summit Mt. 881 more words