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Ecuador - Volcano Cotopaxi

Ecuador’s second-highest peak

At 5’897m (19,348 feet), the Cotopaxi volcano is Ecuador’s second-highest peak and one of the most active volcanoes. Already back home in Canada Ivan was talking about this volcano and was planning to summit it. 411 more words


Mount Elbrus

Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano set in the western Caucasus mountain range in Russia (near the Georgia border). Because the mountain sits right between Asia and Europe, there is controversy over which continent it belongs to. 389 more words


Boldest Ascent in Alaska: No. 1

2008 Giri Giri Linkup on Denali

After warm ups on the Bear Tooth and Mount Hunter’s Moonflower Buttress, Katsutaka Yokoyama, Yusuke Sato, and Fumi- taka Ichimura turned to Denali two properly finish a route and make a linkup of two very difficult routes. 318 more words


Sports day

Its a sporty day today, hence why I’m sporting my rather natty trackie.

This morning I started with a few stretches and then moved onto a spot of trampolining. 91 more words

Fun Stuff

Mount St. Elias Packing List

Here is the website that provides pictures of the compete packing list during the team’s 2009 Mout St. Elias expedition: http://www.mountstelias.com/en/story/items/

Boldest Ascent in Alaska: No. 2

1978 Johnny Waterman’s solo Mount Hunter Traverse

After Johnny Waterman’s friends were gone, either from decline in commitment to climbing at a high level or from perishing during climbing accidents, Waterman didn’t relent in his alpine quest. 522 more words


Mt. Batulao: A Metaphor


It started out with an innocent idea in mind. Get out of my cubicle.

I’ve tested the water and I fell hard (literally). With my personality, I should be shaking my head while drastically saying no to another invite to a minor climb, but instead, I eagerly said yes. 715 more words