Waiting in Svalbard for the past two weeks for the departure to North Pole have had all the ingredients of John Le Carre novel: an international get together, a diplomatic stand-off, burly men, mercenaries, good baddies, insurmountable obstacles and a happy ending … [Read more...]
Meet Jade, a GRIT&ICE teen
Jade Hameister is a poster girl for GRIT&ROCK. This 14 year-old Australian aims to become the youngest person ever to ski to the two poles and across Greenland's ice cap. She will be going on ice with us in the coming days. I enjoyed spending sometime with her learning … [Read more...]
Too Old? Too Young?
I have been asked one too many times as to what has prompted me first to attempt my journey towards the world’s highest mountain. I smiled knowingly but rarely gave away a true first impulse. Today my reasoning would have featured my dad, GRIT&ROCK, mountains as … [Read more...]
Smile, Emelie Forsberg!
A teared-up look on my Instagram feed this past Saturday mirrored a recent memory. I was looking at a sad face of Emelie Forsberg, one of the world's top female endurance athletes and a fellow Chamoniarde, who has just torn her knee ligament during a race. The post read 'my … [Read more...]
ON GROWING WINGS
My son is dreaming of his first expedition and is 'coming along' to Aconcagua. Should I tell him it's dangerous? Silly? Imprudent? That there is little point in climbing big rocks?Should I tell him he'd rather focus on chess or read classics? He has heaps of charisma and … [Read more...]
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