Photos from Nepal Trip, 2011

At last, some photos of Nepal from my trip back in the fall of 2011. I wrote throughout the journey on my blog, The Campsite, and you can view all of those blogs here. I am also currently working on a feature story about the impacts of mountaineering and tourism on the local culture in Khumbu, so stayed tuned for news on that publication.

Click on the first thumbnail to enlarge the slideshow full screen. Enjoy!

Everest Climber Beats Cancer

I recently had the privilege of writing a short article on inspiring athlete, Alan Hobson, for the 20th Anniversary Issue of Impact Magazine. The team at Impact put a huge amount of work into this issue, and were able to catch up with many of their former cover athletes. I applaud their ongoing efforts to bring the most inspiring Canadian athletes into the spotlight.

I was able to interview Alan Hobson by phone amidst his  busyness traveling throughout North America attending to various speaking engagements. To give you a short intro to this amazing man, here’s the introductory statement to the article:

He may have climbed to the top of Mt. Everest, run two marathons and hang-glided over the Rockies, but the greatest challenge Alan Hobson has faced was beating the 85 per cent chance that cancer would take his life.

You can read the rest of it here!