D Day has arrived. Flying to ANTARCTICA today to climb the highest volcano on the Ice Continent. CRAZY – yes. But as a friend with MS said, “I wish I could still be crazy”. I am lucky indeed at 70 years old to have such an opportunity to still be fit and able to break…Details
Thursday 21 December 2017 I successfully summited Mount Orizaba (5636m/ 18491’) in Mexico. After 5 days of acclimatizing on volcanoes Iztaccilhuatl and Orizaba itself, we finally had a long 18 hour day climbing from high camp (16900′) up the glacier to the summit and back down to low camp in the dark. The glacier was…Details
Special thanks to James Stone for his recent article on my Volcanic Seven Summits challenge aiming to ascend all the Volcanic Seven Summits within a 12 month period. Follow my journey on Dare To Reach.
After 11 hours of hiking up through dense jungle and grassy equatorial highlands following a ridge over many hilltops we arrived in the rain at basecamp. Monday October 9 we climbed up a steep couloir (about 65 degrees on the upper 150m) to the summit of Mount Giluwe. The climb was pretty straight forward but…Details
I summited Mount Damāvand in Iran yesterday 29 September 2017. It is the highest volcano in Asia at 5610m. It is now no. 3 in my challenge at 70 to climb the Volcanic Seven Summits in one year. Elbrus and Kilimanjaro completed in May/ June. I climbed it in 3 days only, which is quite…Details
HAPPY CANADA DAY Puja Ceremony at Everest Base Camp 2010 with Al Hancock’s large Canadian Flag. Beautiful Buddhist Prayer Flags streamed all around. Celebrate our great Nation and Spirit July 1 2017. Muddy wet trails mountain biking at its best. “GO FOR IT”. Live Life or Go Home. Lac des Seize Iles with Marc-Antoine Laporte.…Details
I have now completed climbing Mt. Elbrus, June 2nd (Europe) and Kilimanjaro, June 11th (Africa). This was my 2nd time climbing these two mountains. In 2012 I also climbed them in my quest to climb the 7 Summits (highest mountain on every continent) which was an eight year project I reached in 2014. Now as…Details
BBC NEWS Mount Everest: Min Bahadur Sherchan dies attempting record An 85-year-old Nepali man who was attempting to become the oldest person to climb Mount Everest has died at base camp, Nepali officials say. Min Bahadur Sherchan, a former British Gurkha soldier, was trying to reclaim the record from Japan’s Yuichiro Miura, who climbed Everest…Details
My favorite back-country mountain biking marshes. In 2 weeks there will be a lush blanket of green. So great to be back in the saddle after winter. I love 4 seasons and the wonderful contrast of sports you do in winter and summer. Can’t imagine biking all year – nor skiing all year. TOUCHING NATURE…Details
Beautiful sunny warm Spring day hiking in the Laurentians with Marc-Antoine Laporte. Woodpecker made quite a hit striking for his lunch.
TOUCHING Nature is touching your SOUL.
Super day – Super snow – Super Back-Country Skiing
Sunny, Spring in the air. Nature is 10x Cheaper than Therapy. What are you waiting for?
Touching NATURE is Touching Your Soul.