hello all hope all is well and superb on your side as is with me …what can i say life has been a roller coaster a worthwhile ride i must say though sometimes it can be seemingly tough but with perseverance and a futuristic faith one which is embodied in past explorers who wandered without the use and privileged of today’s sophisticated technology the very resilience and endurance which is evident in all my expeditions accompanied with a intent which is much greater than Ego .
A deep lure a calling surpassing all the fears we have been superimposed with by media and a conditioned society following in the words of powerful qoute that say Courage is not the absence of fear but the presence of fear but with the will to go on .
This is so relevant now because i have received alot of criticism for my Everest attempt without supplement oxygen funnily by climbers who have climbed for years but for me South Africas and climbing in general in the world is so dull ,safe and alot of pseudo Alpinist just follow repertoire and don’t reinvent and most of the guys who climb these peaks are not seasonal climbers meaning they don’t even climb on weekends beside the big mountain tickers and alot of people with me say u gonna die which goes back to what ive been saying alot of guys who die on mountains are people who are not seasonal climbers its just people who just have one night stands with these mountains and in search of cheap fame but don’t have a personal relationship with the mountains they do not realize that its not the mountain u conquer but yourself and that u are just a small dent in the mountain .
The mountain has produced many heroes and it remains to be the real hero not us ,we only share a bit of its glory if you have a more humble approach to climbing which is gained by spending time on them whether big or small ,the mountain then allows u to elevate if you humble yourself ,frankly to me the first list and quest does not intrigue me for i believe the has been people long before who have climbed these peaks like the Sherpa in Everest but with a different intent which is not driven by Ego i conclude with matter qoute by my climbing hero Anatoli boukreev that Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.
On a fresh page the issue of the I magazine City press lifestyle Magazine came out 23October 2011 and i was on the cover it came out in large format alongside fellow extreme athletes Hanli Prinsloo and David Grier ,and another feature is one the November issue of Bona page 78 and on the upcoming issue of SAmen online magazine ,and on January Menshealth issue and last but not least please follow me on https://twitter.com/#!/MondeWalks and join fan page on Facebook .