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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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December 16, 2013

MM Owner And Family Explore Tanzania

The four boys standing on the side of the road were a sure indication that we had left the hustle and bustle of Arusha and that we were now well into Maasai country. As part of the passage into manhood and becoming a Maasai warrior, boys aged 12-16 undergo a circumcision ritual that includes their bodies being painted black. As was the case with the boys on the side of the road, these boys then have about four-six months where they stay in their own hut and wander around together learning how to use bow and arrow; meanwhile, the family prepares for a big celebration for the boys to become warriors. [+] READ MORE

December 13, 2013

Jove Peak Early Season: Not Your Typical Ski Tour

The date was set, the plan was made; it’s late November and Amy wanted a long ski tour that would challenge her technical ski touring skills. Amy is getting ready to climb Denali next spring and is set on making sure she gets her homework done; she wants to be the strongest member of the group.  She also tours on a split snowboard setup and wants to improve her technical touring skills in ski mode.  I had just the trip for her that would accomplish both; Jove Peak.