This is Andy Kirklunatic writing about climbing in Patagonia:
(note the water pissing off of my left boot, the boot is full to overflowing...)
More good stuff on that post here....
I mentioned Karen Darke the other day. Read this to see how weird life can be when it comes to sources of inspiration. http://karendarke.com/blog/view/beat_the_yankee
Nick Bullock spoke at the AMI conference last year at Glenmore Lodge (with a beautiful Italian Lady in hand as he called his pint of Peroni and in between 2 hard winter days out in the Loch Avon basin. Read his Blog: http://nickbullock-climber.co.uk/ especially 'Whatever happened to...' from the 2nd July and 'What if...' from the 3rd of September......
Then go and read Kev's post: http://kevshieldsclimbing.blogspot.com/2011/09/new-low.html and spot the truth of Nicks words. If and when they pin him down to write the book buy it.
It all makes me want to run, climb, bike, whatever the weather. Remember how it feels? Tired, cold, wet, sweating with exertion or fear, or both.... It would be a cliche to say 'but alive' but cliches can be true too.