"Atualmente todos vivemos em um mundo dominado pelas máquinas. Quase não restam em nosso deteriorado planeta espaços livres, onde possamos esquecer nossa sociedade industrial e testar sem sermos incomodados, nossas faculdades e energias primitivas. Em todos nós se esconde uma saudade do estado primogênito, com o qual podíamos calibrar-nos com a natureza e enfrentá-la, descobrindo a nós mesmos. Aqui está basicamente a razão de não haver para mim uma meta mais fascinante que esta: Um homem e uma montanha.” Reinhold Messner
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So I went to Colorado to see if I could still do hard hikes after my accident. After being laid up in a hospital for a month, after 9 surgeries, after everything that happened, I wanted to take on a challenge and conquer it, and feel like myself again. I made it to the top and saw Chasm Lake! Its 9 miles and about 3,000 feet on elevation gain including a rock scramble at the top. We started hiking at 2am, which sounds nuts but you could see a trail of headlamps on the path, full of people trying to reach the summit by sunrise. Only @sgeve06 actually managed to pull that off, but @tkarlbader and I arrived not too far behind.
At one point I thought my hand was going to fall off because it was 22 degrees and my circulation in my right arm is compromised. I was nervous, but kept going.
Despite the fact it was FREEZING, I was soooooo happy to make it to the top. It felt great to do something that has nothing to do with my accident. The physical exertion, the trail, the lake, the conversation, being out in nature in the mountains...damn I felt like myself.
From hospital bed to 12,500 feet in 3 months. Take that boat propeller.
Thank you for supporting me on the way up @sgeve06 @tkarlbader
Thank you for some of the best trail conversation I’ve had on the way down @spencerhaslam and your gorgeous wife @madame.meowza