I was no longer The Girl Who Defied Death, but The Girl Who Leaves Work Early and goes home while everyone else contributes something important to society. The feeling of care disappears. The micro-attention I'd previously pushed away left of its own accord, leaving, surprisingly, loneliness.
On November 14, after 19 hours of rescue effort and an overnight stint on the mountain, I was long lined by helicopter off Mt. Haig with spinal injuries. While every survivor's story and preferences are individual, I herein offer my top "to dos" and "probably nots" for interacting with the injured, in the immediate days... Continue Reading →
Thought I’d get back into things “gently” by summiting 3 mountains in one day. Joined 3 others from K7 Climbing on what was dubbed the Lake Louise Triple Header: Mount St. Piran, Mount Whyte, and Mount Niblock. Hiking up the path from the Lake Louise parking lot we arrived on the Piran summit, hot and sweaty. Alright,... Continue Reading →
Saturday: We decided to ascend Mount Fairview, the prominent mountain to the southeast of Lake Louise, from the Saddleback col. It's a very popular route but even on a sunny Saturday the trail wasn't very busy. Just under 12 kilometers. A great day with friends and family. Some of us had a bit of energy to do the 2km round trip... Continue Reading →