Rediscovering the World Pt.2

And with mountaineering, it begins slowly, one foot in front of the other, and repeat.  Of course, most mountaineering groups aren’t led out by Paige, who no doubt was a Himalayan Sherpa in her previous life.  She knew what she was doing, timing our ascent just right, taking advantage of the conditions before the sun…

Rediscovering the World Pt.1

In the introductory meeting prior to our climb of Mt. St. Helen’s, a student leader asked us, “Why are you doing this?”  It’s a good question to ask of someone planning to suffer in potentially dangerous conditions when a perfectly good episode of House of Cards waits back home.  I looked around the room, at…