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Reaching The Summit

Reaching The Summit

Hey Spotify users, check out this playlist of epic and orchestral music that is sure to greaten your thirst for travel and adventure. I have included some great film scores from the likes of Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, John Williams ...

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The Return to the West

The Return to the West

August 31, 2011LAS VEGAS, Nevada – My plane touched down at 9:26 PM in a desert still baking at near 100 degrees.  I deplaned and was immediately greeted by the distinctive and constant barrage of bells and whistles emanating from ...

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To The West, and Bigger Things

For a long time, I have been passionate about travel and adventure, but was always limited by the constraints of a normal day job. Considering things like climbing Denali, or setting out on a month long cross country epic were ...

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Episode 6: The Ohio Konvention

Patrick is joined by mountaineer and US Highpointer Bill Urbanski. Bill will be hosting the 2011 Highpointers Convention in Bellfontaine, Ohio July 14th through the 16th. Bill and I also discuss my road trip in August that involves the Outdoor Retailer trade show, climbing Mount Rainier, and much more.

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How I Prepared to Climb a Big Mountain without a Big Mountain

Some will argue Rainier isn’t a big mountain. There are 53 peaks in Colorado over 14,000’ and Rainierstands at 14,411’. True it isn’t Everest big, but it is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous UnitedStates. Serious mountaineers come to Rainier for training. Depending on the route, you’ll gain upwardsof 10,000 vertical feet and spend a good bit of time at altitude. To me, that makes Rainier a big mountain.

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