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…the route turned into bigger and bigger talus until it finally ended on a ridge that overlooked the Palisade Glacier. And as I expected, it was truly awe-inspiring and huge. A ridgeline of 14ers – Mount Sill, Polemonium Peak, North Palisade, Starlight Peak, and Thunderbolt Peak – towers over the glacier bowl.

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After nine miles of hiking I could finally see Mount Julius Caesar. I was relieved to find it, but troubled about my energy level. I ate a Cliffbar, hoping to fill the tank with a little extra gas to get me to the summit. I had 600 feet of scrambling left to reach the summit. I’m glad a pushed myself. The view from the summit was incredible.

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Bryan Feller and Tom Smith of Summit Adventure will be leading a 6-day adventure in the High Sierra with a group of like-minded men, designed to facilitate a process of Renewal. Renewal is the antidote to boredom, complacency, monotony, and uncertainty and is the crucial first step in preparing for change and the future. Be prepared to step outside of your comfort zone!

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I had been to Buckskin Gulch 10 days before with my friend Manny and hurt my back a few miles from the trailhead. I saw just enough of this amazing slot canyon to know I HAD to come back and see all 23 miles of it. When I showed my family some of the pictures, they all signed up and we planned a trip for the following week. Cold, muddy, waist high pools of water made it tougher than most of us had planned on, but no one was disappointed.

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There was a study done on men in Ireland over a span of 20 years, involving 3,400 men. The study had two significant findings. First, the men who were active in middle age were three times more likely to be active in their senior years. Second, men who had played a sport for 25 years+ were five times more likely to be active in their senior years than their counterparts who didn’t play a sport.

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Living on Purpose Experience Joy, Meaning, and Impact in a Broken World

Courtney took a step and immediately went into a slide. Time went into slow motion. My left hand still had a strong purchase on the rock and my right hand gripped the trekking pole that she was hanging on to. As her full weight started to load the system, she swung underneath me. The inertia was far greater than I was expecting…

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I remember checking out of my hotel room and just spontaneously leaving a $200 tip for the maid. I had never done that before. I had experienced some kind of transcendence that I could not describe and I couldn’t help but overflow in generosity – to a person I had not even met.

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I met Beth Guckenberger at a recent Barnabas Group event. She shared a story unlike anything I have heard before. She described a modern-day miracle she witnessed in one of the orphanages she oversees in Mexico. After she spoke, I pulled out my GoPro so I could share it with my friends…

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