Two Hummock Island-Antarctica

Two Hummock Island-Antarctica

2001-From my understanding Two Hummock Island was first explored and skied by Roald Amundsen during the Belgian Antarctic Belgica Expedition in 1898. We arrived on the island and our group split into two parties with one group climbing an unnamed peak on one side of the island and us the other which Amundsen had previously [...]

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The Monch-Switzerland

The Monch-Switzerland

My first climb in the Bernese Alps was the Monch (13,448ft). I awoke at 5:30am to catch the 6:25am tram from Murren to Lauterbrunnen. Once down I had to run to the rental car to retrieve my climbing gear and meet Franz and the train to the Jungfraujoch. We chatted and enjoyed the train ride [...]

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Road at the Top of the World-Tibet

Road at the Top of the World-Tibet

The morning was filled with sunshine.  As we continued our drive, vast snow covered peaks start breaking the horizon. The ground was brown and rocky. We crested the first of many la (mountain passes). Shishapangma at over 26,000 ft loomed large. A gate of prayer flags welcomed us to the Tibetan Plateau, the rooftop of [...]

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