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Not long now!!  Final prep is underway and I’m headed to Alaska in just a few days.  I’m excited, admittedly also a little nervous, but feel ready for the adventure and challenge to come. Follow the Expedition My updates I’m planning to post to social media as we go using the DeLorme inReach Explorer satellite communicator and GPS, Read More

Denali National Park & Preserve have now started their mountaineers blog for the season ahead, with daily dispatches covering current weather and conditions as well as some figures on the numbers of climbers on the mountain. Amazingly, a whopping 800+ climbers have registered for 2015, so while there’s just 5 climbers on the mountain, Read More

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