A Positive Outlook

“Bleleleleleep.”  The piece of relatively modern technology in my hand emits its message alert.  Earlier I had sent out some text messages via the satellite phone in search of weather reports.  “New SMS Text.  Read Now?” it asks.  Is this the one I have been waiting for, I wonder to myself. An hour before, Matt […]

De l’S: Take Two

Bleep, bleep, beep, the satellite phone rings its electronic ring. “New SMS Message. Read Now?” it announces. “Howdy” Rainbow greets two Italian climbers as they descend the loose scree into Niponino’s sandy tent platforms. We chat a bit and exchange beta before they grab their cached gear and head further up the valley. I turn […]

The Times They Have A’ Changed

“Hello Anna Haegel, this is Jared Spaulding” I say when she answers the phone. I detect a hint of uncertainty in her “hello?” “Hmm, I thought it might be you with the funky phone number. It seemed like it was from a long way away” she replied. “Are you busy?” I asked, getting straight to […]