After 5 weeks with no internet
connection we arrived in Port Vila, Vanuatu
and were able to see the 60 minutes show with Alex. As a climber (long ago) in Yosemite Valley the things he is doing now is amazing.
I am also amazed at the number of climbers/mountaineers I have met sailing boats. To quote Tilman:
There is something in common between the arts of sailing and of climbing. Each is intimately concerned with elemental things, which from time to time demand from men
who practice those arts whatever self-reliance, prudence, and endurance they may have. The sea and the hills offer challenges to those who venture upon them and in the acceptance of these and in the meeting of them as best he can lies the sailor’s or mountaineer’s reward. An essential difference is, perhaps, that the mountaineer usually accepts the challenge on his own terms, whereas once at sea the sailor has no say in the matter and in consequence may suffer more the salutary and humbling emotion of fear.
Mischief in Patagonia