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Day 120: A Bright Spot in the Cold

October 27th · 4 Comments

I’m happy to announce that a story I wrote about ice climbing made the cover of the latest issue of Sierra magazine. The story is part of a package of tantalizing winter trips, and my contribution tells of a lesson I took last March on the frozen waterfalls of the White Mountains, 371 miles’ drive north of New York City.

Meanwhile, here in Manhattan, I am visiting Central Park every day to watch the leaves change. Hundreds of trees are slowly going green to yellow, and from yellow to orange and red. The beauty is to be savored because in a few weeks the show will be over and we’ll be in for five or six months of bare trees and bitter wind.

But at least the ice will be setting up in the White Mountains! I hope to make it back to the International Mountain Climbing School and make love, and war, with the ice once again.

Tags: Encounters with Nature

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Susan // Oct 28, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    We finally got our copy of “Sierra” and I dig your story! I even like the photos of your feet,but only because they are covered with cool red boots and crampons.

    I’d like to check out those routes, but I’d prefer to climb the rock, not the water – I don’t care how frozen it is!

  • 2 Les // Oct 29, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    I got my new Sierra in the mail, glanced at the cover and sat it down, then remembered you had the ice climbing adventure. How cool is that!? Front cover! Way to go dude. It’s all about finesse…

  • 3 Mara and Bharath // Nov 3, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Congratulations! Hard work (and mucho talent, of course) pays off.

  • 4 Bev // Nov 4, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    What an assorted, adventurous life you lead! Please post some pix of the Fall foliage in Central Park! Oh, and we could do withOUT the saliva inducing pizza pic.!! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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