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Why We Chose Alaska

When we were first starting out, as leader, I was given the freedom to choose our homeland. I chose Alaska for both personal and strategic reasons. I’ll start off with the strategic: The List Of Strategic Reasons: 1. The climate People hear about arctic weather and high altitudes. Many see that as a problem; I see that as an opportunity…

Mastering The Elements

I’ve made a post about my time in Iceland and what I’ve integrated into my life from Icelandic culture. You can read it here. The copy and paste is below: When I lived in Iceland for a short time, my host recommended taking cold showers. They suggested this so that I would become more Icelandic, or Nordic in general. I…

Cui Hua: Winter Mountain Climbing In China

NOTE: This article was written a long time ago. So, words like “fiancée” don’t actually apply now. Winter changes everything when you go mountain climbing. I. Indoctrination My fiancée Karina and I bought nearly $1,000 in new equipment, and about 40% of it was lost, damaged, or broken during the trip. We did not have or use any ropes, but…