Hangover June

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We Highlanders never tire of Hangover and its blessings in all seasons.  Our friend, AJ, wished to spend his 51st birthday on the rock, so we accompanied him to the sacred spot. It was time the hound earned his keep. … Continued

Andrea summits Everest

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I am very proud to announce that my climbing partner and good friend, Andrea Rigotti summited Mt. Everest on Sunday.  His dedication to this goal has been inspirational and his olympic training regimen has paid off.  I am very proud of … Continued

Citico

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 (If you didn’t get to see the last post recapping our France excursion, scroll down for details) The Mayor, aka my brother Todd, is back in TN for good.  So first order of business was for us, upon my return … Continued

Paris, A Moveable Feast

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Hemingway coined this phrase in the 1920s as he, along with other malcontents now regarded as the “lost generation” found their voices in the heart of the “city of lights”. I took this photograph riding the RER train across the Seine. … Continued

The French Alps

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Long ago, in another century, I made sojourns to this place of beauty in search of long, groomed runs and off piste bliss.  Now with the dollar on par with the Euro and an amazing airfare of $500 to Paris, … Continued

Six Degrees of Mountaineering Separation

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(This article contains bold clickable links) When the KNS published a story about my friend Alan Arnette’s fall descending Twin Sisters peak several weeks ago (be sure to click the link, it actually shows him getting blown sideways) , it brought … Continued

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