Brits attempt the Matterhorn during awful season

This summer has seen the worst conditions on the Matterhorn in 60 years, with storms, more snow than should ever fall in July, and all-round bad omens for hikers, climbers, and skiers alike. Last month, at the time oblivious to these ominous circumstances, British climbers Simon Chevis and Jez Wingate set out with the goal … More Brits attempt the Matterhorn during awful season

Remembering Kilimanjaro

At this time of post-university limbo, it felt appropriate to reflect on one of my biggest achievements to date. Exactly a year ago today, my summit dream on Mount Kilimanjaro ended. At 5000m, after several hours of disorientation, fainting, and hallucinations, I was turned back suffering from altitude sickness. Hindsight is both a gift and … More Remembering Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mountains

I don’t usually like self-promotion on blogs, especially when their focus is writing, articles, and general-interest pieces – readers don’t need to know about the author’s lives. Tonight however, I am making an exception, for an exceptional cause. In June 2013, I have the opportunity to trek up Mount Kilimanjaro. Standing at over 5,800m, it … More Climbing Mountains