Climbing Manaslu – 1 month update

Climbing Manaslu – 1 month update

I’m one month into training for climbing Manaslu and her 8156 meters / 26,759 feet. There are six months to go. This is article #2 in my series on how to…

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4 tips to start climbing

4 tips to start climbing

Before you start climbing, it's important to know what kind of climbing you would like…

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Mount Manaslu: Preparing for my first 8000 meter mountain

Mount Manaslu: Preparing for my first 8000 meter mountain

“Great opportunities don't come everyday -- recognize and seize them with every chance you get.”…

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Cerro Provincia: Great trekking in Santiago

Cerro Provincia: Great trekking in Santiago

Cerro Provincia stands at 2.750 meters / 9022 feet and takes between 8-10 hours to climb.…

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Scuba Diving – Open Water Diver PADI certification in Chile

Scuba Diving – Open Water Diver PADI certification in Chile

What is Open Water Diver PADI certification and what are the benefits? How much does…

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Diving in Chile – Discovery Dive for the first time in Quintay

Diving in Chile – Discovery Dive for the first time in Quintay

There are many beautiful places for diving in Chile, for those who dive all the…

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Welcome to Finding North!

Life Right Now

Life right now is quite different than before. March 6, 2019 brought a frightenly fast pause to everything I had going on. I was training for my first 8000m mountain in the Himalayas, working out at my highest level... complete happiness that everything was falling in place. Until I had an accident that resulted in me, unconscious and alone, passing the night above 6300m (20,600ft). Lucky to be alive, I'm currently putting life back together, healing a body that suffered severe frostbite, processing what life could be like with shorter fingers on my right hand... and stumbling along, but with my head up, on a long road to recovery.

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