my good friend colleen sent this pic to me. it’s of her husband’s dad summiting mt. mckinely (aka denali) in the early 70’s. check out that gear! i am so thankful for the technology of today that gives us seriously waterproof, super warm, super strong gear, including packs that fit way better than the one in this pic.

he must have been a really cool man. to have that kind of courage to summit the largest peak in north america at a time when we didn’t have the safety measures we have now… i can’t even imagine. simply incredible.

thanks for sharing with me colleen!