Accidents on big mountains happen when people's ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.
To me, adventure has always been to me the connections and bounds you create with people when you're there. And you can have that anywhere.
I am not fearless. I get scared plenty. But I have also learned how to channel that emotion to sharpen me.
Being brave isn't the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.
And Jesus, the heart of the Christian faith is the wildest, most radical guy you'd ever come across.
As a young boy, scouting gave me a confidence and camaraderie that is hard to find in modern life.
That feeling when you're so cold you'd give anything to be warm - I've had it before, literally huddled around a candle flame on an ice sheet.
A man's pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance.
The rules of survival never change, whether you're in a desert or in an arena.
Survival can be summed up in three words - never give up. That's the heart of it really. Just keep trying.
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