I climb because I can... It is my therapy, my reset, my time to focus and appreciate the privileges and the opportunities I have been given. My challenge is not with the mountains I climb, for the one who 'dares' the mountain will always lose, the real challenge is with myself... can I endure? can I withstand? can I press on through the pain and discomfort? I am never more alive and focused than when I step into the extreme.
Through my climbs I hope that I can encourage a few, and remember and honor many. But at the end of the day I am just the guy putting one foot in front of the other, with so many folks behind me making it all possible.
From the very beginning not one of these expeditions would have ever been possible without the support of my wife Beth Fairman. Thank you so much for providing me the opportunity to realize my goals and quest, and for making this Antarctica trip possible. I love you