When Julie and I made our last few steps down through the Marangu Gate after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, we both agreed that we would never climb again.  While accomplishing something so far out of our comfort zone felt good, we had … Continued


When Julie and I turned around on Denali in 2010, it was the first time we had failed to summit any mountain we had been on together. The weather on our move to 14 Camp was more intense than anything … Continued


Getting to Mount Vinson in Antarctica is an adventure in itself…first a five hour flight from Punta Arenas, Chile in a Russian cargo plane…landing on an ice runway.    From there, a beautiful flight in a small Twin Otter to base … Continued

Training For Everest

I learned last year that things can change very quickly on Everest.  Thirty days into the expedition, I was slow climbing through the Khumbu Icefall on my first rotation.   My guides expressed some concern but I was trying to set a … Continued

What Would We Do?

     I had read the stories and watched the documentaries about climbers on big mountains walking right past climbers in trouble…literally stepping over their bodies, either oblivious to their predicament or simply blinded by their own selfish ambition to get … Continued

First steps

I’ve been told I should keep an online journal during my attempt at the seventh of the Seven Summits. To tell you the truth, I never really gave that much thought. I’ve had my head down… focused on training. So … Continued