Summit Day

The most anticipated part of any expedition. However many months of preparation, weeks of getting in position, there is one day that it all comes down to: Summit Day. From the time you crawl into your sleeping bag the night before, nerves kick in. Sleep will only come to those with nerves of steel, or…

The Rap on Risk

Climbing is a dangerous sport. There is no getting around it. Risk is involved, and accidents happen. People are killed. It is scary to take off on big expeditions knowing this. I am a sister, a daughter, and a friend. There are people whom I feel extremely responsible to come home safe for. But where…

One Gutsy Gal

Bravery. Kind of a subjective word. You might have it, you might not. Probably depends on who you ask. But for Aidan Campbell, it is completely objective. There is no debate that she has guts. It is just a cold hard fact. Aidan, a good family friend who is going into her freshman year of…

The Fear Factor

Hello anybody who still reads my blog! Long time no see. Sorry I have been MIA for a little while, the start of summer is always a little crazy. Anyway, today I think I’m going to talk about fear. It’s always been a big deal for me. For most people, I think. Ever since I…