WE GETTING THERE!!!!
hello all it has been a minute and many moons since we last sighted or even talked ,hope life was exciting and awesome as usual if not ..what u going through is just a learning curve to fully reproduce a mature you ,dont despair we are given so called obstacles according to our might and if we think otherwise and are overwhelmed we simply have under estimated our full worth and haven’t event taped 10 percent of our potentials,.
A lot has been happening my side been getting bust leaving as usual ,breaking doors open hustling ,making stuff happen ive been recently been busy with work and logistical,admin for my upcoming leg of my dare2dream expedition where im attempting to climb all highest peaks on each continent and ski both south and north pole unasssisted. the motive i have said time and again is to re invigorate that latent ,intrinsic potential in all to dare2dream and envision beyond whatever they faced with and grab hold of their dreams nomater how small,big,absurd they might seemingly appear. and more practical to fundraise for the indoor rockclimbing wall and gymnasium i want to build in the townships of khayelitsha Cape Town.
Next leg of Dare2dream expedition is Mount Denali
Mount McKinley or Denali (Koyun Athabastan for “The High One”, Dghelaayce’e in Athna in Alaska , united states is the highest mountain peak in North America and the United States, with a summit elevation of 20,320 feet (6,194 m) above sea level The CIA factbook lists its summit elevation as 6,198 metres (20,335 ft)
The first recorded attempt to climb Mount McKinley was by Judge James Wickersham in 1903, via the Peters Glacier and the North Face, now known as the Wickersham Wall. This route has tremendous avalanche danger and was not successfully climbed until 1963.
- High camp (17,200 ft/5,200 m) of the West Buttress Route pioneered by Bradford Washburn, photographed in 2001
- Famed explorer Dr. Frederick Cook claimed the first ascent of the mountain in 1906. His claim was regarded with some suspicion from the start, but was also widely believed. It was later proved false, with some crucial evidence provided by Bradford Washburn when he was sketched on a lower peak.
- In 1910, four locals (Tom Lloyd, Peter Anderson, Billy Taylor, and Charles McGonagall), known as the Sourdough expedition, attempted McKinley, despite a complete lack of climbing experience. They spent approximately three months on the mountain. However, their purported summit day was impressive: carrying a bag of doughnuts, each a thermos of hot chocolate, and a 14-foot (4.2 m) spruce pole, two of them reached the North Summit, the lower of the two, and erected the pole near the top. According to them, they took a total of 18 hours – a record that has yet to be beat(as of 2006). No one believed their success (partly due to false claims that they had climbed both summits) until the true first ascent, in 1913.
- In 1912, the Parker-Browne expedition nearly reached the summit, turning back within just a few hundred yards of it due to harsh weather. In fact, that probably saved their lives, as a powerful earthquake shattered the glacier they ascended hours after they safely left it.
The first ascent of the main summit of McKinley came on June 7, 1913, by a party led by Hudson Stuck. The first man to reach the summit was Walter Harper, an Alaska Native. Harry Karstens and Robert Tatum also made the summit. Tatum later commented, “The view from the top of Mount McKinley is like looking out the windows of Heaven!They ascended the Muldrow Glacier route pioneered by the earlier expeditions, which is still often climbed today. Stuck confirmed, via binoculars, the presence of a large pole near the North Summit; this report confirmed the Sourdough ascent, and today it is widely believed that the Sourdoughs did succeed on the North Summit. However, the pole was never seen before or since, so there is still some doubt. Stuck also discovered that the Parker-Browne party were only about 200 feet (61 m) of elevation short of the true summit when they turned back.
Back to new developments
I have been chosen to feature on the
Cover of I magazine which comes out alongside the City press i feature alongside with
David Grier,Hanli Prinsloo,and Riaan Manser.
for more info on the magazine read belowThe new i magazine was launched in City Press yesterday, Sunday, 2 October 2011, as the newspaper’s high-end lifestyle magazine supplement, published by content marketer New Media.
The bold, 32-page, large format magazine, reportedly the first of its kind in South Africa, debuted in the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal markets, as a regular insert in the national Sunday newspaper.
The magazine’s title was conceived to reflect the confidence of its targeted readers, who are excited to be part of today’s growing, optimistic and multicultural South Africa and for its use as the universal symbol for information.
“i is truly a much-needed hybrid for today’s reader, a well-produced, entertaining and substantive modern lifestyle magazine wrapped up in a Sunday newspaper,” said New Media’s business development director Andrew Nunneley.
In preparation for the launch, the company put its top editorial staff with a brief to develop a sleek contemporary look, thought-provoking editorial and a unique smart tone to fill the magazine’s covers, which measuring in at 275mm in width by 350mm in length, are extra-large.
be sure to look out for my article on the mahala blog ,SAMEN blog,Getway,and upcoming Drum and november and mid October issue of Bona .will update also as everything unveils on the other mediums like facebook and twitter.
MondeTalks series of presentation talks
ive also launched and conceptualized something by name Monde talks focused on introducting people to what i do and in that hopefully inspiring them to pursue their own dreams ,and forsakake the bondage of just existing and being just a average statistics ,plowing a certian seed in them to peservere and realize that the are more than what they are circumfrence with ,my talks are about to re inculatate and re invigorate that latent ,intrinsic potential in all to dare2dream and grab hold of the their dreams nomate how small big,absurd they might seemingly appear ,that is the very motive and driving fueling intent behind even my expedition and how are navigate my life it is my main Choreography.
a schedule of the tour schedule of the talks will be posted soonest.
for bookings and knwoledge about this talks contact
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