Trekking Through Middle Earth: First Ascent at 13,000 Feet

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 ...

Update from Ecuador

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 regarding soil ...

Turkey Time

Did you know that women and girls make up 70% of the world’s 1 billion poorest people? Or that a child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5? These are statistics from CARE, a Lead Now supported organization that helps the poorest communities in the world unleash their full potential. Help Lead Now support CARE by ...

Apne Aap Women Worldwide

Marmot's Lead Now Tour - Apne Aap Women Worldwide from Lead Now on Vimeo. Back in December, I found myself sitting in a quaint backyard, surprisingly peaceful despite its location in the center of Delhi, India. This backyard belonged to Emmy award winner and Founder/Director of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, Ruchira Gupta, who granted me 20 minutes of chat ...

VIDEO: Lead Now Episode #5 – China

Our fifth Lead Now episode is finally here! In this episode you'll meet Ting, the strongest local lady in Yangshuo. Ting and her boyfriend Abond are not only motivated to climb and try hard, but also keep things light and fun at the crag and around town. While in China we all made dumplings, launched fireworks, rode scooters, and feasted on some pretty weird ...

China Highlights: Touring Shanghai

Jon and I recently visited Shanghai, China to put together a three part video series for China Highlights, a Chinese travel agency that builds custom tours for tourists from all over the world. Typically, I'm not really into the whole tourist thing in cities of paying entrance fees, standing in lines, and sharing the experience with a gaggle of fellow ...