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I've posted a few sample photos of what I enjoy doing when not writing the Elysium's Passage series, Mostly these are from my mountain climbing ventures in western Canada over the last 15 years.
That's me. Made it 1300 metres to the peak of Mount Kidd, Kananaskis. Still able to do a few jumping jacks on the summit.
Pics above and below: I wasn't sure if I'd be able to make it across a precipitous chasm nearby. There wasn't much footing and what was there didn't seem very certain it would hold. I was in trouble and wasn't able to go back down without incurring even greater risk since it's often much easier to go up than down.
So I went for it. Had I not made it, I would have fallen -- all the way to the bottom. For days after I felt shaken by the experience. My philosopher friend, James, relayed some of this same terror he felt in the first chapter of Elysium's Passage:The Summit. As you can see below, it was a long ways down.
Moving Mountains, Yoho National Park
My climbing buddy Dan who always likes to make it first to the top
Jasper National Park