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Can you fail at something you can’t control? Is it failure if you learn from it? If you stay safe as a result of not pursuing something, is it failure? These are questions that I asked myself during a June trip to Alta Badia in the Italian Dolomites. During the month of June, it is often still spring above 2000m. There are still substantial amounts of snow, especially in the north faces…. Read More

I used to hate everything about myself, face, body and personality. I used to analyse those women I saw on TV and in magazines, wondering why their legs didn’t have cellulite like mine? Or how their faces were so flawless. Why couldn’t mine be like that? If someone said I look beautiful, I would say “are you taking the piss” or “you should see me without my face paint [make up] on”…. Read More