Kanchenjunga: Keepin’ the Story Interesting

The world’s 3rd highest peak, my 3rd 8000er, was going to be different. The stories my mind was telling were daunting yet deep within knew that there was potential for greatness to surface from change. It did.

Digging Deep on Dhaulagiri

Climbing atop the 7th highest mountain on earth, Dhaulagiri got off to a jagged start. My second 8 000 er was far tougher mentally than physically. I climb on.

Part 2: Magical Manaslu ~ a brief look

A glimpse into my first expedition beyond 8 000 m, to the true summit of Manaslu


Grief is an enigma. Ups and downs, twists and turns, it hides in crevices before it surfaces again without warning.

A Heavy Load: From Ama Dablam to the Annapurnas (Part 3)

Room for anything but mindfulness does not exist when maneuvering amidst renowned technical terrain, anchor after endless anchor with frigid fingers and without depth perception, one breath at a time I climbed in body and mind.

A Heavy Load: From Ama Dablam to the Annapurnas (Part 2)

Ama Dablam comes with an extensive packing list; a strong mental game tops the most essential gear as she leaves no space for a wandering mind. Most variables on the mountain are beyond my control yet which direction the voices take is up to me.

A Heavy Load: From Ama Dablam to the Annapurnas

Having been forced down from the Annapurnas and locked out of the mountains, following 8 challenging months, things were looking up. Embarking upon the most technical test of my vision, physical and mental strength, when an avalanche hit.

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.