Highway 11 along the Nipigon River, looking South. On a recent work trip to Thunder Bay Ontario, I had spoken with my friend Brian early one morning, to arrange a climbing date. He had a board meeting that morning and a family hike planned afterward with his family. He really liked the objective I had … Continue reading Mt Helen in the dark
At 7:00 pm Tuesday evening I looked at Dave and said "Well that's fine, I'll leave tomorrow." He rebuked "No! You don't have to go, I just have to be at work Thursday morning.. early!" The game continued; "What do you want to do?" I asked. He responded with "You have never been to the … Continue reading Twilight on the Rundlehorn
I can't contain my excitement. My first real trip in many months is days away. The forecast looked marginal at first, but it's improving every time I look ...
I hate rejection, I really do. After nearly five decades on the planet, I can be truthful with everyone including myself about the crushing effect of being turned down. The news at the doctor's office today was the kind of news that borders on rejection. I left the doctors office without another appointment booked. So … Continue reading Rejection is a good thing . . .
and its a good thing! Todays physiotherapy session was unquestionably and convincingly confidence inspiring. It primarily involved testing and evaluation. The purpose, to establish quantitative limits. I can't deny being pleased. Outside of the overhead lifting, The numbers were especially encouraging. Tests involved pulling, pushing, lifting a crate from the floor and placing a crate … Continue reading The weight is getting heavier . . .
Do you imagine yourself on El Cap, but have no idea what it's about? Would you like to get some idea of what it takes to climb huge scary walls and icy mountains? Steph Davis's 224 page paperback is a delightful read that details all aspects of a life madly obsessed with climbing rock, snow … Continue reading Steph Davis – High Infatuation
I saw the doctor yesterday after a physiotherapy appointment. Despite a diagnosis of a herniated disc, I seemed surprised that the MRI revealed a large disc extrusion. For some reason, numerical dimensions seemed to make it that much more real. Two point three centimeters seems so much like an inch, and inch, well an inch is … Continue reading Weekly recovery: MRI results