Category Archives: Climbing

St. Bernard of Montjoux, Patron Saint of Mountaineers and Skiers

I’m not catholic, what do I need a patron saint for? For not falling off a mountain or into a crevasse? A good climbing partner and solid technical skills should take care of that! Neither do I believe that a prayer … Continue reading

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Kaizen: Becoming a Stronger Mountaineer

Today, I was attending a Webinar on “Keeping the Continuous in Continuous Improvement”, which focused on how to sustain Kaizen in the Healthcare setting through constant small improvements. Work is defined as equally doing work and improving the work. Suddenly, it … Continue reading

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Did Mountaineering Change Me?

During my recent climbing trip to Ecuador, a fellow climber and I had a discussion on the question “Do people change?”. I did answer the question in a very contradictory manner. Thanks to being stuck at home with vertigo, I … Continue reading

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My First Ascent of Mt Rainier

I sure hope it will not be the last! After the annual American Association of Physicists in Medicine conference, two lost jackets, a cancelled hotel room, one missed talk, a ride to nowhere and a flooded bathroom later, the three … Continue reading

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Setting Anchor

The old mercury quarry on Mt St Helena in Sonoma is an ideal setting for an anchor class. Harrison Ford from Hood Mountain Adventures led the six students up the climbers trail, and talked to each of us about our goals … Continue reading

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