Biking Across the Alps

Lago di Garda (Italy) to Bludenz (Austria)   When my windsurfing buddy Hartmut Duerholt from Karlsruhe, Germany invited me to bike south to north across the Alps with him to celebrate his 70th birthday, little did I know what I was getting myself into. Granted, I do hate road biking but love mountain biking –…

photo, theodore fairhurst & dare to reach

Listen to your Gut – Montreal Gazette

Montreal Gazette>Blogs >Life>Move It and Lose It Move It and Lose it Posted by: June Thompson Last month I wrote about Montrealer Ted Fairhurst and his personal goal called the 7 Summit Challenge, to climb the highest mountain on every continent   . http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/diet-fitness/Shaping+Fairhurst+reaching+dream+mountain+time/6953658/story.html He recently climbed number 6, Mount Elbrus in Russia and immediately…

unknown climber with me on Elbrus Summit

Mount Elbrus

  Great News Wednesday August 8th 2012 just after noon I reached the summit of Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe. We had really harsh and dangerous conditions particularly on the descent. This successful summit gets me one big step closer to achieving my goal to climb the 7 Summits. I have now climbed…

Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

  My 5th mountain of the ‘Seven Summits’ challenge. Mid-January to mid-February 2012 I spent a month in Tanzania first hiking Kibo (Kilimanjaro) Immediately after Kili I went on safari in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. It was simply extraordinary. I could never have imagined that suddenly I would be plunged into such…