2 weeks ago
After a year and a half since my Island Peak summit and hospital stint in Nepal, I’m finally ready to baby-step back out and attempt my next mountain in two days (albeit 7,000 ft less in altitude)! Regardless of what happened on my last climb, one of the things that I will always continue to paradoxically love about mountaineering is that you can’t hide from yourself. It exposes you and relentlessly tests your character. You find out a lot about yourself as a person and yet, you always, always come out better, stronger, more self-actualized.
I have so much gratitude for every circumstance that has directed me (and just as importantly, reaffirmed me) to climb. Without those awful experiences I never would have gotten to the place that I am now, and I’ll be forever thankful for all of the people, supportive and especially those who were not, who have inadvertently guided me here.
I can’t wait to get back to the high altitude peaks of the world once I (hopefully) bag Rainier. I’ve been waiting for this day to finally come again for so, so long, and my heart is so, so full 💙 sendmeonmyway 🏔⛏
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