Category Archives: Badwater Ultramarathon

Alive in Death Valley: Beyond Badwater

The prize for second hottest place on earth* goes to Death Valley, where the temperature has exceeded 130 degrees during the summer months. What, then, convinces someone to spend time out there, much less run in those conditions? Every July, about … Continue reading

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Posted in Badwater Ultramarathon, Death Valley National Park circumnavigation July 2012, Expeditions, Excursions & Other Outdoor Explorations, Hydration & Nutrition | 11 Comments

Old Age Ain’t for Sissies

H. L. Mencken once observed that old age ain’t no place for sissies. Since I turned 60 in July, I wrote something for an Ohio publication on advancing years — more specifically, on refusing to spend the rest of your life … Continue reading

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Mount Eiger, Matterhorn, Mont Blanc: Alps Trilogy

Germans call it Mordwand: a sheer, 13,025-foot “death wall.” Since 1935, more than 60 people have perished trying to get up the north face of Mount Eiger. So, of course, that went on my list of “gotta do” climbs. Continue reading

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