Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

My neighbour, Phil, told me about this documentary showing at our local theatre, The Fritz.  It was about an amazing rock climber and mountaineer who made an incredible number of first ascents of mountains in North America.  I was struck by the difference, or graduation, between “focus” and “obsession”.  Fred Beckey achieved what he did because he was obsessed about  climbing new routes and thus singularly focused on this desire…or was he?  Continue reading “Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey”

Cape Horn Birthday

I’m very excited about the launch of my new book, Cape Horn Birthday.  It will first appear as an eBook and soon after as a paperback, followed by a hard cover.  It has been a longer journey creating Cape Horn Birthday than the voyage around the world that the book documents.