Ever wonder where the mountain in Mountainstroh came from? I did a whole post on this once, but this is a bit different. I call myself Moutainstroh, because for 10 + years my life revolved around climbing (or more aptly TRYING to climb mountains. My final record was 3 and 6. That’s 3 successes and 6 turnarounds.
During this time, I read every mountain book I could get my hands on. Expeditions to Everest, K2, the 14 – 8000 meter peaks, the 7 summits, Denali you name it, I’ve read it. I would scour used book stores looking for ones I hadn’t read. I have an “adventure” library stored in my attic waiting for the time I have space big enough for the book-case I need to hold them all. Continue reading “I may have to give back the Mountain part of my name!”