Travel and the Mountains

“The mountains can be reached in all seasons. They offer a fighting challenge to heart, soul and mind, both in summer and winter. If, throughout time, the youth of the nation accept the challenge the mountains offer, they will help keep alive in our people the spirit of adventure. That spirit is the measure of […]

Stranded on a Cliff

A few weeks ago three young boys went out on a day hike to Black Cap Mountain. Initially they followed a trail but near the top they lost track of the trail. They chose to go down the east side of the mountain. Soon the terrain became steeper and more icy. They had a throw […]

Climbing and Risk

In my first post I detailed about why I climb. Every climber has a different answer to that question but I suspect a thirst for adventure and curiosity toward the unknown are key parts of anyone’s answer. But for those who haven’t climbed there is always the question of risk  which I will address here. […]

Hello Readers. Why I Climb?

I have been pondering what my first BDN “Rock Talk” blog post should be about for a few days and thought a good start might be to answer the ever present question of “why do I climb?” I suppose I could cop out and use the age-old phrase from George Mallory of “because it’s there” […]