noasi on a smaller scale

Found the hot spots.

la sportiva boots

“Hey, what are you doing this Friday night?”

“Finishing the set up of my boots.”

mountaineering triple boots on the floor in a state of disarray

Crevasse rescue training in a desert, as one does.

me sitting in my harness on the side of a rock faceMy guide, about to go over the edge of a high rock, so that I can rescue him

Me: “I cannot find the blushing and crying emoji.”

Him: “When in doubt, eggplant.”

Started at 8634’, ended at 10906’ for a long day up to Mt Superior, Alta, UT. The scree and scrambles had me firmly outside of my comfort zone. Need the latter for Cayambe, I’m told.

view from Cardiff Peakview of Salt Lake and Salt Lake City from the top of Mt SuperiorKitt and Chris beaming at fhr top of mt Superior

“We’re not having our rathers on this trip.” πŸ˜‚…

I had forgotten how cathartic writing can be.

I really hope this doesn’t mean local forest fires.

cityscape sunset with vibrant oranges and yellows

For the record, shaving a sunburned face hurts a lot.

BST in SLC, on a morning of breaking trails. Talk about a happy place!

snow covered view bonneville shoreline trail in salt lake city

You cannot have a better poopin’ view than this one, which is the view from the buckets at Mount Vinson Base Camp. #antarctica #πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά

ice field with distant mountains and deep blue sky

Good lord, I love this continent. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά

December 4th eclipse in Antarctica. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά

πŸ“Έ by Dr. Larry Shore.

sun in eclipse totality

Looking southeast from the middle of the bottom of South America.

shoreline of Punta Arenas

Clouds off the coast of Punta Arenas.

clouds off the coast

Even I can see the irony of training in a desert to climb Mont Blanc. #wavecave #superstitionmountains

Looking out Wave Cave, Superstition Mountains, AZ

This summit hurt today. Unsure why this hike was so hard. I suspect poor diet and poor sleep hygiene.

mission peak, fremont, ca, us

Shit just got real.

email screenshot of my acceptance into a mountain summit expedition

21:15 - k8s deployment finally succeeds, I can now move on to my second task of the day. πŸ˜’

Slack for iOS removed the swipe-to-dismiss-an-image gesture and I am annoyed. I like that gesture and want it everywhere. Now I have to click twice to dismiss an image. #whiningontheyacht

Terrible views. Don’t visit.

sunset overlooking sloping tree covered mountain side

Flying will never be not magical to me.

How does one explain to the kind person expressing encouragement, “You’re almost at the top, nearly done!” that, no, this is the first lap of three laps you are hiking on this mountain, and you are not “nearly done”?

Was not expecting to be hit by a wave of nostalgia for Ottawa, but here we are. Went for an eclaire, which I often convinced Jonathan to do with me.

a chocolate covered eclair, end on

Sunset on the way home, couple weeks ago.

view out an aiplane window at sunset with clouds and an orange ribbon at the horizon