March 9, 2010
Some of them have been my friends for two score years or more and have traveled over 25,000 miles with me. Many of them have been my daily companions and have overseen much of what I have done. And now I’m thinking of dumping them. They’ve outlived their usefulness. I don’t have room in my life for them any more. We just can’t go on like this. It’s painful, but this parting of ways was bound to happen sooner or later.Continue reading "Judgment Day! "
March 2, 2010
Pete Schoening’s Ice Ax
A few days ago I was in Golden, Colorado. Some know Golden as the home of Coors. But more importantly, it is the home of the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum. For climbers, it’s a fascinating place. For non-climbers, it’s at least interesting (as my wife and son would attest).
There is a lot of climbing equipment on display, offering a historical perspective on the development of modern mountaineering. I have a small sampling of those climbing artifacts in my garage. And a treasured piece—my grandfather’s ice ax from the early twentieth century when he was a guide on Longs Peak, Colorado—is in my office.Continue reading "Pete Schoening’s Ice Ax"
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