May, 2011 Blog Posts

May 25, 2011
What would you do if you were told you’d have about 14 days to live? Sean Swarner was faced with such a question twice, once at age 13 and once at age 16. He’d even been read his last rights, yet somehow, he survived the two unrelated types of cancer. Sean says, “after surviving these two mountains, I realized no challenge would be too great, no peak too high.”...
May 19, 2011
Climbing for change truly does come in all shapes and forms. And for one man, his personal climb for change journey is not only possible because of sheer determination and stamina, but also because of a tool that allows him to “see” with his tongue! Yes, Erik Weihenmayer has been blind since age 13, yet it hasn’t kept him from fulfilling his dream of pursuing mountaineering...
May 10, 2011
“Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.” Now if that isn’t a mission statement to pay attention to! This year, Mountainfilm in Telluride is on from May 27th to May 30th. I had no idea that it has been around for 32 years. With its...
May 1, 2011
The Dalai Lama once said, “it is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” I recently read Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art. Unlike Sun Tzu’s 6th century classic The Art of War, which talks about how to overcome an opponent, Pressfield talks about how to overcome perhaps our greatest adversary...

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