The Beast Inside

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As I finally collapsed to solid ground, millions of thoughts toyed with my ego. Ridiculed by doubts: we could’ve made it… stupid choice… you coward… totally unprepared… a wasted day… what kind of sandbag was that… better conditions… reliable protection; and everything would’ve been fine. And on and on and on and on. The bottom […]

The Crow’s Nest

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My fingertips greased off the phone from perspiration. Spastically, I scrolled through texts, forums and information on the internet in an effort to try to discern left from right and discover that last piece of clarity towards the summit. “This…”, I thought, “would guarantee a restful night’s sleep!” Forty miles north of Gallup, NM we rose […]