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To paddle the river down to the ocean

A personal story about losing my friend at young age. – The call of a river – I grew up in northern Germany. My home was a solitary white house outside a small town, on the bank of a joyfully … Continue reading

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Driving through India

Driving under challenging conditions in India, surviving an accident, and going through some kind of transformation. – A crash course in common sense – When we reached India in the fall of 1973, we had been on the road for … Continue reading

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Calling the Bluff

 Getting caught in a storm out on the ocean in a kayak. Barely surviving and reflecting on the perception of danger. – The mystery in the moment of danger – On a marvelous, sunny Baja day we touched the void for … Continue reading

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Matterhorn

 Solo-climbing the Matterhorn and finding a dead climber on the way. Reflections on the motivations to do dangerous things. – The question whether to save your life or to live your life –   The Matterhorn is one of the … Continue reading

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A Mississippi adventure

Drifting down the Mississippi on a self-built raft, crashing into a dam, and barely surviving. – The personal aspect and the essence of adventure –  * * * I hesitated for a brief moment when I pushed the raft off … Continue reading

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Mountain Goats

– A story with a tragic ending about a mountain goat we got very close to – The snow is gradually melting on Hurricane Ridge.  Yesterday there was a mountain goat lying in the sun on Hurricane Ridge. He seemed to … Continue reading

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