August, 2011 Blog Posts

August 27, 2011
“Interdependence is the paradigm of we – we can do it; we can cooperate; we can combine our talents and abilities and create something greater together.” ~Stephen Covey Whether you’re launching a charity climb, fundraising or awareness campaign, community event, or change-making organization, it will require the collaboration of individuals to make it happen. As Stephen...
August 20, 2011
Yesterday Rob and I took a couple days ‘off’, and climbed Mt. Baker, a 10,781 ft high glaciated volcano in the north Cascades (U.S.). Fortunately we had all the near perfect conditions that make for a great climb – clear skies, a cold night to freeze the snow so our crampons would bite, and reasonably low objective hazards from crevasses and potential icefall.  And...
August 17, 2011
by Rob Pearlman In July of 2009 Leanne Brown, a Vancouver-based fitness and wellbeing entrepreneur undertook an intense physical challenge to help build a new school in Quilla Huata, Peru.  Leanne and twelve other participants spent five days climbing the ‘alternative’ Inca Trail near the beautiful Lares Valley in central Peru.  As opposed to travelling the more...
August 10, 2011
In 1972, a small organization in West Virginia got its feet wet by providing experiential and leadership education on the slopes of Spruce Knob, a 400-acre nature preserve. Close to 40 years later, with an international head quarter in Washington DC, and regional offices in China, Nepal, India, and Peru, The Mountain Institute (TMI) has over 55 staff who work on programs directly with mountain...
August 2, 2011
“They expected sore feet and thin air. What they didn’t expect, was to find within themselves the courage to change their lives.”  This is a quote from a Denver, Colorado based charity called Big City Mountaineers (BCM). I have been following them for a while now and totally admire their focus, a recreational mentoring program for at-risk youth.  “Our teens...

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