Cotopaxi- Ecuador

Cotopaxi- Ecuador

In 1989 I traveled alone to Ecuador, South America with a duffle of mountaineering gear with the intent of doing some climbing. I had a belief that I could find a climbing partner and summit one or two peaks. After a few days in the capitol of Quito I took a public transportation south to [...]

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Longs Peak-Colorado

Photo by Karl Schmidt

In 2009 a friend asked me if I would be interested in climbing Longs Peak (elevation 14,256ft) in Colorado. His family had been having a reunion in Estes Park the last couple of years and they were planning on doing the same again that summer. He had attempted to hike the Key Hole route twice [...]

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Dulwich and the James Caird-London

Dulwich and the James Caird-London

While visiting London we made a day trip outside of the city to the community of Dulwich via a commuter train. Dulwich was the third stop and about a 15 minute train ride from Victoria Station. Once arriving the way to Dulwich College (a boys school for 9 to 18 year olds) was well marked [...]

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London-England

London-England

The flight from Edinburgh to London took less time than the shuttle ride from Gatwick airport to the hotel in downtown London. I had arrived at the airport expecting to see a driver with a sign with my name on it but after 45 minutes I started looking at alternate transportation. He showed up just [...]

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Ben Hope-Scotland

Ben Hope-Scotland

We awoke to clouds and low temperatures. The drive north through the windswept landscape took us to the upper part of the north coast road and spectacular views of the North Sea. There were a number of sandy beaches and coves that were beautiful in their solitude. We stopped at a sea cave known as [...]

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