The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.
The cardiologist just gave me the thumbs up to climb Mt. Everest. Less than 12 months to go!
They know that these walls are more than mountains: They’re giant mirrors that unsparingly reflect what lies inside each climber.
Here is a highlights reel from two ascents of Mount Baker in February and May of 2010. I had a mean stomach bug on my first try so I stayed in camp while my friends summited. The second try worked out great though (except for forgetting my glacier goggles in the tent… oops.)
Providence Hospice of Seattle and The Safe Crossings Foundation lent me their huge Camp Erin flag for both of these climbs. The flag touched the top of Mount Baker twice before being flown over Camp Erin King County in the summer of 2010.
I’m convinced that Ueli Steck is a robot sent from the future to make us all look weak.
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, awake in the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it reality.
Wow, looks like it’s been over a year since I posted on the blog. Oops!
Fear not, I’ve been keeping Facebook updated frequently with the latest news, summits and adventures. Click here to visit the Zero to Everest Facebook page.
To make up for the lack of blog posts, the site has been completely revamped and moved to Tumblr. This will make it MUCH easier for me to post frequent photos, links, videos and updates.