Ithaca

So this past weekend I took a flex trip to go see my brother who’s doing his PhD at Cornell. It was a good weekend. I love the 4.5 day work week that comes with traveling. Fridays are practically half days and low stress, so it makes the weekend feel long and relaxing. I can’t remember the last time I …

Gathering Equiment

Friday I bought a Marmot softshell jacket for 30% off. It’s pretty nice, and I like it although pretty expensive. Over the next two months I’ll be putting together my travel bags, so I might hit up a few friends for hiking or traveling gear…=D Please let me know if you own a 4 season sleep bag, sleeping mat, or …

Idea

Alex gave me a great idea. On his Texas 4000 trip they would dedicate each day to someone, do a moment of silence and capture some thoughts and words on video. If the day got hard, they had someone to think about and keep them going. My trek is 5 days, so I will dedicate each day to someone. I’ve …

The Beginning

I first heard about Mt. Kilimanjaro about 2 years ago when a friend of mine asked me to donate money to his cause: building a school for girls in a small village in Kenya. He and his team would summit the 19,330 ft mountain as part of their efforts to raise awareness about the gender discrimination and poverty surrounding African …