Learning from my injury

The hip injury put me in front of a difficult decision: to train less, to give my body space to heal or to train in the same way, and...

Why to give up coffee after 20 years?

Reading all kind of articles about the long-term effects of caffeine on the body made me wonder if it is good idea to drink it while in...

Is Wim Hof for me?

There is an item on my to do list called “cold temperature management” and it is not an easy one to deal with. I asked some fitness...

What's a project without a list?

Regardless of what you are doing, entirely focusing your mind on it and letting your intuition play a part too can make a difference....

Hallelujah!

I have the right size boots and the crampons! As I read stories about how important is to be quick with putting your boots and crampons...

Paying the price

Not training enough by my standards makes me feel guilty…the workout, the pain, the sweat, the lack of sleep, the disgusting energy food...

Third test - Mount Vail

My flight back to DC is in the afternoon and I still don’t know for sure what’s Jon decision regarding the Everest trip. We still have a...

Second test in Colorado - Mount Yale

It is still dark when we head to the Mount Yale trailhead and even if I am half asleep, there is a question haunting me incessantly: will...

Second day – breaking fear barriers

Because the weather forecast is not favorable for climbing a peak, my guide decided to have a training day of skiing in Vail - good...

First test in Colorado - Bear Peak

First winter ascent in Colorado. I am fascinated by the snow and ice and the climb is not difficult. My guide is telling me about the...

Embrace your real moment of glory

It is so easy to imagine yourself being strong and so difficult to really be when the time comes. You can dream about doing thirty...

Ladders …to heaven…or hell?

Reading the Allan Arnette blog on crossing the ladders over crevasses. I know that on the Tibet side there are less than on Nepal’s one,...

Life on a pendulum

Almost every day is a combination of ups and downs, of hope and darkness, of “yes - I am daring and strong enough, and I am going to do...