MOUNTAIN PHOTOS (ONE)

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I've posted 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.

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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.

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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.

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Moving Mountains, Yoho National Park

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My climbing buddy Dan who always likes to make it first to the top 

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