August 10, 2008

Trying out the blog thing...

I've spent a lot of time over the last few years looking at friends' blogs and have decided to give it a try so that I can share a little bit of my passion for life, love, and the mountains with those whom I often don't stay in touch with. Additionally, it may give me chance to share some of the great photographs that I and my climbing partners have taken in remote locations throughout many trips since I began climbing in earnest in 1997.

Life may present options to grow. In December, I married my dearest Wendy and inherited two awesome stepkids; Tommy (18) and Allie (11). In 2007 I completed a Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and am in the process of moving to Fairbanks to undertake a Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. All my best to those who have influenced me along the way, and those who continue to work for positive change on individual, community, and statewide levels.

I'm sure that the mountains will continue to be a great part of my daily thoughts and an enduring interest that I hope continues to inspire and invigorate me. The high places of the world have captured my most vivid memories, moments trapped in a miasma of fatigue or elation. There is no doubt in my mind that I will always be in, or longing for the mountains. Thanks for looking!