VIDEO: Lead Now Episode #8 – Ecuador

I had no idea what to expect as Jon and I flew into Quito, Ecuador for a month of climbing. Two words came to mind when I pictured Ecuador: hot and volcanos. Volcanos don't always produce the best rock (although they have produced one of my favorite crags, Smith Rock...which isn't exactly the best quality rock in the world). Fair or not, I expected short ...

Black and White Panoramas Around the World

I began taking panoramic photos with my iPhone at the beginning of my trip around the world last June, and continued documenting throughout 9 months of world travel. South Africa > Russia > Italy > Japan > China > India >Turkey > Ecuador > Chile. Each place holds a special place in my heart, impossible to capture with a camera, but it's ...

Chile – Back to the Desert

While in Chile, I'm supporting VE Global, which fosters the development of children at social risk in Santiago by empowering volunteers to serve as positive role models, educators and advocates of social justice. Learn more and help Lead Now support VE at www.crowdrise.com/leadnowtourchile I always get a bit antsy at the end of trips. After 36 flights and 12 ...

VE Global

Help me support VE Global at crowdrise.com/leadnowtourchile [© Jon Glassberg (LT11.com)] Over the past few weeks, we've spent some time working with VE Global, a non-profit organization based in Chile. VE Global works with residential homes, community centers, and schools in Santiago to support children at social risk. Many of these kids are victims ...

Review: Training Beta & Podcast

We all have "fluffer friends" in our lives. Those friends who tell us we look great when we don't and who convince us to eat one more bowl of ice cream when we've already had three. While these friends make us feel good about ourselves, they aren't really all that useful in becoming the best person we can be. [This is Neely, living large in Spain. I made ...

VIDEO: Heifer International & Ecuador Wrap-up

While in Ecuador, I’m climbing to raise money for Heifer International, a global non profit that applies the “teach a man to fish” philosophy by helping bring sustainable agriculture to impoverished communities. We’ll be visiting two rural villages in Ecuador where Heifer supports local projects – one involving llamas and alpacas and the other ...