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Touching the sky

November 19, 2013

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This past weekend was one to remember. I, along with another 350 runners descended on the bijou village of Lady Grey in South Africa’s Eastern Cape for the Salomon Skyrun 2013. I expected a toughie, of that I have no doubt. The press release in the week prior, with talk of the likelihood of puking […]

Mountains of the mind

February 24, 2011

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Despite a very late night resulting in far too little sleep and a not so chirpy 4am rise to get to the airport, when preparing to land in Kathmandu I couldn’t have tried to possibly hide my delight. The sheer size and presence of the Himalayas, dotted with colourful yet raw Nepali villages scattered amongst […]

Mountains make my world go round

November 21, 2010

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Today I had lunch with Susan, the founder of an amazing website community called Amazing Women Rock. We were discussing my love for mountain climbing and I said in a passing comment how tough it is up there, in the death zone, high high above the clouds.  Her response?  “Why do you do it?”  A […]

My Ambition

November 12, 2009

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I was under no illusion when applying for the ADCB Ambition Award that the winner would be someone whose ambition was far more selfless than mine; a far greater humanitarian goal.  Nonetheless, I applied anyway, not least because I love to write and am passionate about conveying my thoughts on mountaineering and attempting to spread […]