Some Colorado ice climbing.Continue reading
Readers of this blog will know I’ve been learning Spanish for a few years now. The best way to do this is to travel or live in Spanish-speaking countries. That’s the Konami Code of learning languages. However, since most people don’t have the ability to just up and go, I wrote an article sharing some tips on how you can use Netflix for language learning.
You can find that article over at Forge. I’d love if you check it out, clap for it with your Medium account, and share if you found it useful. Thanks!!
Readers of this blog may also remember my article The Colonization of Mount Everest, and the Nepalese climber Nimsdai. Nims has safely completed his goal of climbing all the 8,000-meter peaks within seven months—a massive achievement and a new World Record. Good on you, Nims.
In Daniel news, ice climbing season is underway. Notched my first day of the season despite 70 degree temps on the Front Range. It felt right. Colorado is wonderful in many ways, as always.
Today finds me in Athens, Greece.
I weighed in on British politics over on Medium today. Feel free to go check it out if you’re curious about the Brexit clusterfuck. I am not reproducing the whole piece here because I assume most of my audience doesn’t care.
Here’s the Cliff Notes:
There are two simple options:
- Britain will leave the EU without a deal (a.k.a “No Deal Brexit”)
- The UK will never leave the EU
These are the only options remaining. Although the UK Parliament recently voted to make it “illegal” to leave the EU without a deal, they themselves have refused to approve the only deal possible.
British lawmakers are still pretending a better deal is possible, when anyone who has dedicated a few moments to think about the problems realises: there is no “better deal.”British lawmakers are still pretending a better deal is possible, when anyone who has dedicated a few moments to think about the problems realises: there is no “better deal.”British lawmakers are still pretending a better deal is possible, when anyone who has dedicated a few moments to think about the problems realises: there is no “better deal.”
If you’re interested in reading more, find the whole piece on Medium: https://medium.com/@thisisyouth/there-is-no-possible-brexit-deal-97a9c58bf8d2
Climbing Grand Teton National Park
The Grand Teton. There is perhaps no mountain more aesthetic in North America. It dominates the landscape, sharply rising more than 7,000 feet above Jackson, Wyoming.
The Grand is a worthy prize for any American mountaineer.
With two weeks to play with, my climbing partner Jose and I headed for the Tetons, with the ultimate goal of climbing the Exum Ridge.
But first, we had some training to do.
We were lucky enough to have a pair of tremendous hosts, Teton locals who housed us for two weeks and were more than happy to help us get up to speed on the approaches, rock quality, and general character of the range by showing us some of the better climbs in the Park that weren’t on the Grand Teton. (It’s always a good idea to do your homework in the mountains).
Without further adieu, here’s a two-week itinerary for climbing in the Teton Range:Continue reading