A Close Call: Surviving a Blizzard in the Himalayas

A Close Call: Surviving a Blizzard in the Himalayas

It’s been rough and rocky traveling, but I’m finally standing upright on the ground…after taking several readings, I’m surprised to find my mind still fairly sound… – Willie Nelson I faced the white sky as the wind clawed skin from...
I Almost Died on a Whale Hunt in Indonesia

I Almost Died on a Whale Hunt in Indonesia

I never expected to find myself on a whale hunt in a remote corner of Indonesia known as Lamalera. But there I sat as chaos swirled around me and men scrambled to save our lives. I watched in horror as water poured over the sides of our precariously leaning boat....

Holy Crap – I Almost Drowned!

The last thing I remember thinking as the third towering, three-meter-tall wave blocked out the sun and my cramped arms stopped moving was: “Oh my God, I’ve only been here three days!” Every day since I have been here on Bali, they have had red...

My First Climb in Alaska

I knew the boulder that I was standing on — despite its huge size — was completely unstable. I was right, and as I held on to the handhold in front of me, an accidental kick from my legs sent it booming to the bottom of O’Malley peak where I had just...