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The Murder of the Impossible

Reinhold Messner's famous essay from 1971. It's time we repaid our debts and searched again for the limits of possibility - for we must have such limits if we are going to use the virtue of courage to approach them. What have I personally got … [Read more]


Muldoon, The Solid Man (1874) History.   … [Read more]

You are not lost.

Lost... I've been there. It's not a nice place. But,  it's surprisingly hard to get lost. It's much easier to think you're lost when you're not. We mistake hardship and uncertainty for being lost. But hardship and uncertainty are part of the … [Read more]

The Definition of Courage

I used to believe that climbing was about courage and glory and the triumph of reaching a summit against the odds. That was before I became a climber. Now I know better. Climbing has taught me that the summit does not define us. We are … [Read more]


"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." - Helen … [Read more]

Writing on Medium.com

I've been writing a bit over at Medium.com. I like it a lot so far. … [Read more]

New Blog Coming in 2013

I'll be launching a new blog in early 2013. Can you feel the excitement? Me too. :) … [Read more]

Monthly Experiments

Lifestyle design, one month at a time: MonthlyExperiments.com … [Read more]