Category Archives: Life

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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Leading a Lot of Shasta Girl Power

There are many ways to write a trip report. For this one, I want to focus on the aspects which are unique to the perspective of the trip leader. Until Emilie got into a tussle with a tree and lost … Continue reading

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The Balance of Heritage and Profession

“Growing up in a small town and blue collar family, who did their own subsistence farming at one point, I often find that kind of life appealing. Seems like we will always be in search of that balance, that is, … Continue reading

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It bothers me

I have not been feeling well in the last six weeks. Not physically, but emotionally. Finally, it has been crystallizing in my heart what is going on. I live in one of the richest cities in a very rich county, … Continue reading

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