Reaching Happy Heights

What can kids teach us about climbing mountains? Wait…shouldn’t it be the other way around? But tell you what, it was actually a bunch of young girls from the Mertixell Orphanage that taught me an important lesson about climbing, and traveling in general – that is, to always have a sense of wonder, to stop and look around … More Reaching Happy Heights

Climbing Mt. Pulag

It’s three days before Christmas, and I’m in a tent, shivering despite having four layers of clothes on. I’m wearing a bonnet, gloves, and two pairs of socks, yet I can still feel the cold (and yes, it does bother me). I’m starting to wonder if this is what hypothermia feels like. I roll over … More Climbing Mt. Pulag