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 many of you know my new challenge at age 70 is to climb the Volcanic 7 Summits in one year. Fortunately the next 5 mountains will be new climbs for me. Damavand, Iran; Giluwe, Papua; Pico de Orizaba, Mexico; Ojos del Salado, Chile; Sidley, Antarctica.

I am doing this surely for me as a new decade challenge, but my real driving purpose is to be an example to all generations, especially Millennials, to get out into Nature themselves. Einstein once said: “Look deep into Nature, and you will understand everything better”. Nature holds such extraordinary originality of wildlife, terrain, weather and pure raw beauty. Nature is the ultimate experience to find out who you are and what you have in you. The more we are in her fold, the more we love her, and the more we love Nature, the more we will want to protect and fight for her.

I DARE all of you reading this post to take on your own challenge this year in the mountains, rivers, oceans or forests. Something that will push you out of your comfort zone. See what amazing strengths of body, mind and spirit you have in you. You will never know unless you make that DECISION to get out there and ‘go for it’.

And if you possibly can please be generous to a cause of your choice to support and enrich NATURE. All of you who share these great values please post on your timeline. We need to act collectively to save out flora and fauna for future generations.
Touching Nature is Touching Your Soul.
Thank you.