A story is only interesting because of what someone overcomes and works through — so too is life.

Nature is my ultimate therapist, trail running where I feel most mindful, and mountains where I find ease in keeping life in perspective. Despite significant vision limitations and losses that have changed my path, I am working to embrace my differently abled body one mountain at a time. Taking a new path that will lead throughout each illustrious mountain range indicated below, I hereby share my experience hoping to inspire when your vision may feel blurred or only see mountainous trails ahead.

Letting Go On Lobuche

Letting go of a challenging chapter, I ground myself. Embodying the mountains that surround me, unwavered by storms or winds of change, I climb on.

Success Gets Personal on Ama Dablam

With the weight in my mind heavier than that of my pack, I teetered on the trail and in thought. Rescuing myself from fleeing feelings of failure, success became personal.

A Little Eyesight, A Lot of Insight: A Dance on Island Peak

Among a panorama of giants in the Imja Valley, insight was stronger than a tempting dance between doubt and dark thoughts as I climbed Island Peak.

Padlocking Peaks and Unlocking Opportunity

Backcountry skiing among the highest of the Himalayas felt blissfully surreal. In an instant, the peaks were padlocked and an internal storm was triggered.

A Himalayan Detour: More than Trail Running in Nepal

Pneumonia could have knocked me down. Instead it led to higher trails, new connections and a chapter more dynamic than mountain weather.

Seeing the Trail as it Really Is

A 10-day Vipassana sit was a whole new endurance experience that created new thought patterns and built strength in stillness.

Trails in the Land of Fire and Ice and the Midnight Sun

With ravishing waterfalls among enchanting geothermal mountains, trails taught lessons in geological contrasts and the warmth of Icelanders.

Trails from my Eye: Anecdotes from America

Making the most of what I can do, I checked in with my medical team in Denver and hopped out to trails throughout Colorado. Arizona and Utah.

Trail Running Peru: When Plans and Trails Collide

Spectacular trails throughout the Andes, Peru moved mountains within.

Southern Growth: Trail Running Argentina

My Andes’ adventures, the pearls of Patagonia and colourful gems of Jujuy made for a 6 week magical story of growth.

Trail Running Tales and Musings from Middle Earth

Running ridges above Wanaka, dodging clouds and chasing rainbows, beech forests, mountain peaks, glacial lakes, all mythical, magical, Kiwi memories.

Nepal: Manaslu Mountain Trail Race

A concoction of uncomforts blended smoothly to make for a most memorable run around the world’s 8th highest mountain.

Nepal: Annapurna 50 km Trail Race

Registering to race was huge. I started and finished with a smile as big as the Himalayas yet I was not finished with Nepal.

Nepal: Annapurna Analogously

With more than 11 000 m of elevation gain over 220 km, running the Annapurna Circuit reflected the journey of my recovery.

Not Finding Love in Ladakh

Introducing myself to India and the Himalayas by way of running was a challenging first date. I look forward to trying a second time.

Serenity in Slovenia

A gem in the Julian Alps, with thousands of trails and hundreds of peaks Slovenia had me striding and smiling.

Dodging Demons in the Dolomites

A stunning Italian backdropped yet I struggled on foot and in mind. Rocky came along for a rugged run in the Dolomites.

Apprendre en France

Building confidence on the trails and in my body, I reflect with gratitude following a month in France.

Pyrenees Andorra

Just 6 months out of hospital, my first real trail running since the accident provided an opportunity to challenge demons and discover strength.