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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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We were in a tight slot canyon and he was 20 steps ahead of me – just around the corner. I rounded the corner and walked up to a huge bolder wedged between the walls of the canyon that extended a hundred feet above us on each side. That nagging fear I had all day was now fully realized. I was in disbelief. I stared down at a perfectly polished 30 foot waterfall. It was completely impassable.

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At the Frankfurt Marathon last October, a 59-year-old Irishman named Tommy Hughes threw down a stunning 2:27:52. The time was a single-age world record—and when Hughes’s 34-year-old son Eoin crossed the line a few minutes later…

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Last year I did a post on my first year in CrossFit, and I thought it would be helpful to do a follow-up post. I started CrossFit two years ago and had some fantastic gains in my fitness the first year. My second year was marked by even stronger gains in performance.

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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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