Family Man


We’ve spent the last several days pouring over photos of Gombu at his home here in Darjeeling. There are pictures of him with Queen Elizabeth, President Kennedy, the Ghandi family, but the one at the top of this post is my favorite.

Monkey Business


Hanuman the monkey God was revered in ancient Indian religious culture, but whatever you do, don’t get too close to the monkeys in Darjeeling.

World traveler.

I am blessed with so many wonderful friends who’ve introduced me to new adventures: hiking in Colorado, rafting in the Missouri Ozarks, biking all over the world. But there is no one that I’ve gone the distance with quite like Mele.

Tom Hornbein


“I’m not an athlete, just stubborn.”–Tom Hornbein

Opening a page to adventure.

Sometimes the seeds of life’s greatest adventures start with a single book.

Nawang Gombu


He is known in India as “Tiger of the Snow”. We called him Gombu.
Gombu was the first man to summit Mt. Everest twice, but he was so much more than that.