Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ten Years Ago Today...

....I stood on the summit of Mt Everest with some of my closest and dearest friends. Men that I call brothers. The bond that we have was established with the galvanizing effort of getting our blind buddy Erik as high up on the mountain as we possibly could...and back down safely again.This was a selfless journey...putting our own personal agendas on the back burner in order to achieve a success that would only be reached with the efforts of the team.

I look back on that day with an inspired and genuine satisfaction. That each one of us was putting out everything we had for the guy next to us. It is an amazingly empowering tool to know that you have surrounded yourself with individuals that are as committed to a cause as you are. It gives you strength and security that if you should stumble...if you should fall, your people have your back.

I learned a lot that day... about how to be a teammate, how to be a leader and how to dig down deep for something bigger than me. Now ten years later I realize how critical those lessons are to me as a husband, father and man.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Expedition Impossible Promo

This is the commercial spot that is airing on ABC now. See if you can spot a few things:
1)dude getting thrown from horse....that's me. "New horse!"
2)dude taunting the other teams "Wouldn't it be humiliating to get beat by a blind guy?"...yep, that's me too.

For those of you that live in Colorado...premier party at the Lazy Dog in Boulder on June 23rd. Show starts at 7pm. Otherwise, tune in and pull for Team No Limits.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fundraiser for STTS and a Reunion of Sorts...

This Friday I will be taking part in a very worthwhile fundraising climb with some old and new friends.
The intention is to celebrate our 10 year anniversary of climbing Everest with our old (yes, very old) crew. However included in our group will be many donors and supporting clients that, through their donations will be supporting the upcoming Soldiers to the Summit film tour that will take place this Fall.
We hope to ascend Quandry Peak in Summit County. We expect there to be quite a bit of snow which will create some solid alpine conditions...lucky us.
It's such a wonderful way to celebrate old projects with new.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Expedition Impossible!!!

Well, here we go!
The word is out...
Erik, Ike and I are Team No Limits on ABC's epic adventure program this summer...Expedition Impossible.
Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for constant updates regarding air time reminders (begins on June 23rd on ABC, 9pm EST), feedback after each of the episodes as well as other fun related items.
This will be REALLY good television (I know, that's an oxymoron). No, really!!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

I am now a Twit!!!

Tried to resist as long as I possibly could.
With some very exciting news in the coming weeks, I have been advised that making 140 character or less comments about my routine will be found somewhat interesting. we go with the Twits!!!!