No regrets, but 2012 has been the hardest period of my life.
Our team of six climbers and eighteen crew are in the Everest region attempting three technical summits, each over 6,000m. In immediate succession. And some glaciers. What could possibly go wrong?
Things go a bit pear shaped on our second peak, up high on an icy piece of remote remote wilderness.
And so I’m home again. Enjoying life, loving Melbourne, yet I’ve been unable to write. I have a document of false starts and half written pieces.
“Piglet,” said Rabbit, taking out a pencil, and licking the end of it, “you haven’t any pluck.” “It […]
It’s been six months, and I have learnt a lot. This experience helps me see my life in sharper focus, and I am grateful for so many things.
As you set out for Ithaka
hope the voyage is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
I’m on the home stretch now-
I’m already feeling lighter with fewer possessions.
I have two more sleeps at home, and then I will be creating a new space for myself in a town I have never been to, to do a job that daunts me. This will be great!