Gratitude – An incredible year for FindingLife

It’s been an incredible year for FindingLife and the feeling that best encapsulates our organization is gratitude. Gratitude for the unbelievable support we’ve received from teachers, students, sponsors, partners, communities

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How to travel the world – It all begins with choices

“Don’t you hate seeing posts on Facebook of THAT GUY posting all of his vacation pictures online? Like… How annoying? Is it because secretly you’re wishing that it was you?”

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A final challenge – Ask yourself these 3 questions

I challenge you to take a moment to ask yourself these three questions: Do I know what I am most afraid of? Do I dare to dream of facing it?

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The team behind the the success of Cho Oyu

More often than not, the support teams on successful 8000M ascents remain the unsung heroes. It is almost classically executed by Westerners to omit the names of all of those

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Endless suffering – summit of Cho Oyu part 2

It’s 1:00am and we still haven’t left camp for the summit. The wind is violently shaking our little North Face tent at 7100M above sea level. What happened to our

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Hardship and calculated risks – The Summit OF Cho Oyu Part 1

The truth is that I’ve been sick ever since Kheiry left. After evacuating him from ABC (5700M) I had to climb back through a storm, got lost in the middle

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To rise or to retreat? A dilemma above the clouds

I’m currently living in a yellow tent amongst hundreds of others at 5700M above sea level. My climber partner Kheiry and our assistant Jeremie along with 2 of our strongest

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Hardship Never-ending – Evacuation Part 2

As I watched the jeep drive away with my climbing partner Kheiry, Jeremie, Pema and Namgyal, it suddenly hit me:  I was mentally, emotionally and physically exhausted. The truth is

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Today I evacuated my friend Kheiry

  “It’s over”, I though to myself, and it hasn’t even begun. The dream: The ascent of Mt. Cho Oyu, the 6th highest mountain in the world is crushed. I

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