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These are the high points of each of the seven continents that have slowly captured my imagination. What started out as a couple of incredible climbs with friends, steamrolled into a genuine passion for high places and the climbing team camaraderie that is a natural byproduct of these tests of mettle.

These climbs are discrete parts of my life and profound events that I have shared with people from all walks of life. What was once a high school dream of climbing the world's highest peak is now a rope length by rope length reality. I feel fortunate and privileged to be able to pursue my self-indulgent mountaineering passions but it is the subsequent stories and photos that I bring home that I hope encourages others to dream big and boldly go forward with those dreams.

Climbing is a metaphor for life in that it is the steady step by step forward intent that gets us to our goals.