With a bit over a month to go until I depart for Anchorage and make my way to Talkeetna to meet the team and start the expedition, I feel like I’m rounding the final straight and making a last sprint to the line – the start line in this case. Gear Well I can, Read More

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One thing I started to sort out as soon as I committed myself to Denali was the gear I’d need for the expedition.  While I’ve accumulated quite a collection of mountaineering and general outdoor clothing and equipment over the years, the conditions on Denali (a combination of high altitude and polar temperatures) require a lot of specialty, Read More

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Daniella and I took the opportunity presented by the President’s Day long weekend to head to Zion National Park in Utah.  I hadn’t been to Zion since my first trip there a decade ago while I was at business school, and I was keen to go back and explore more of the park. We, Read More

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Brief update about a change in my departure date for Denali that has some exciting implications.  It’s just one day later than I originally planned (May 18th rather than May 17th), but I made the change to take advantage of the fact that explorer and guiding legend Vern Tejas will now be leading the May 18th departure!  I wanted, Read More

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Placeholder post… Blue Mountains sightseeing Katoomba Serendipity Canyon with BMAC

Placeholder post for Sydney sightseeing and NYE

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Placeholder post for Christmas with the Anderson clan on the Gold Coast

Hi everyone! I recently applied for the awesome opportunity to join the Fjällräven Polar adventure in Norway next April, however I need your help to get selected! Half the participants will be chosen by popular vote, with the other half chosen by a panel.  I’d really appreciate it if you could click HERE and vote for me, Read More

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I’ve been reading up more on the West Buttress route up Denali.  I was looking for the full expedition experience and this route definitely seems to fit the bill – hauling gear to camps higher and higher up the mountain before attempting a summit push will be quite a challenge! Here’s a day-to-day sample itinerary from the Alpine, Read More

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Last week I finally bit the bullet and committed to one of my big challenges for next year – climbing Denali!  After weighing up all the options (and costs…) I eventually decided on this mountain over the other adventures I was considering.  It checked a lot of the boxes – expedition-style mountaineering, moderate technical difficulty, low objective, Read More