Howdee all i trust you well ,its been a hella long time since my last post ,been partly
because a lot has been happening,the hibernation was needed to collect my self and re evaluate my reasons of embarking on this quest ,as you might know i was scheduled to depart and embark on my next leg of my expedition that is to Alaska’s Mount Denali highest peak in North America ,i left for this trip on the 3rd of May 2012 ,flew via Oliver tambo ,Schipol Amsterdam ,and Minneapolis,i realized in Amsterdam while checking my luggage that some items on my luggage was missing so spoke to the ladies at the KLM counter they said they would look into it and assured me they would have it sorted out before my arrival in Anchorage ,Alaska .
I arrived in Alaska on the 4th of May at about 8pm ,i went to collect my luggage and still my luggage was still the same state ,now really fatigued i went again to the counter of Delta airways and KLM but to no avail so i just took a shuttle to my Hotel in downtown Anchorage Clarion suites i stayed the for two days &
the guys from American alpine institute whom i got my permits and paperwork from said the gear i had was suitable and durable and would be worthwhile for my ascent of Denali they then highlighted however i lacked few gear and also obviously the items i lost on my flight which i have tried to get but to no avail .i spoke to Microsoft one of my partners for assistance they put in another 15k for gear purchasing. And the guys now came with another story saying the will be no store sourcing the stuff i need which i found unlickely and weird for a country of such rich alpinism while in their first story they said the are actually two shops selling gear they now on their second story said they cannot have me on the expedition because of that ..i spoke to the guys about the shop in talkeetna they said it will be late and the was some weather creeping in my reply was but i guess thats why we have 28days then to tackle this peak and the was a misunderstanding there and has cost me my attempt its just so saddening having to prepare for something for so long and having it taken from u in just a minute ,but however this trip has gotten me thinking..alot hey ,it has gotten me thinking about the motives and intents of this Quest ,and in a weird way has cemented something iam no more driving then i have been so moral of the story success is not the only trophy the summit in this context and as cheesy as this sounds the saying that says when u loose ,dont loose the lesson is very relevant on this case i have learnt a lot ,this just life giving me a resistance and kinda asking why and in essence giving no space for complacency .
iam now working on my next trip that is to Aconcagua scheduled for November 2012,im also so excited for the next chapter that is the construction of Mondewalks trust ,iam not in a position at the moment to divulge any more than this so keep your ear on the ground as the will be a launch with all my partners ,Microsoft,Vibramfivefingers,First Ascent,Redbull,Rotary International,Swindle,Cat and few private donors .One more exciting highlight is that i will be writing quarterly columns for Sport Leadership ,speaking of Leadership ,be sure to check Leadership magazine June green issue where im featured ,also be on the look for Big Issue june 16 issue .
until next time ,keep dreaming and chase those dreams ,because the ladder to success is like any that is you cant climb it with your hands in your pockets,