These are some of the more notable mountains I’ve climbed.
- La Malinche 14636′ 23rd highest peak in North America
- Pico de Orizaba 18491′ highest peak in Mexico 3rd highest in North America
- Mt Hood 11250′ highest peak in Oregon
- Mt St Helens 8366′
- Mt Rainier 14409′ forth highest in United States
Here is an article that was part of an interview Greens Plus did with me. After reading it recently I realized that for most people you can replace the word “mountain” with “CrossFit” and it would work too.
Mountain climbing is the most selfish journey you can take. You may climb for a cause or you may climb with a group but ultimately you climb for yourself. Once you have felt the freedom of climbing, the spirit of the moment will never leave you. It’s in your blood. If you close your eyes at night you can still hear the roar of the winds or at the same time the deafening silence of the mountain. It’s a mixture of extreme chaos and calming beauty. Being up there is the ultimate reset button on your life. It is a physical and emotional rush that will last a life time. No drug on this earth will ever capture the feeling you bring back down with you. That feeling is different for each climber. To some it is just another mountain under the belt. To others it is a culmination of years of training and preparation. Or maybe it’s conquering a fear that has held you back from the experience of a life time. The mountain is a symbol of Earth’s power and grace but your mountain might not be a physical creation. Mountains are in all of our lives. Maybe they are in the form of relationships, sickness, finance, or even fear. We are faced with mountains everyday. And it’s how we climb those mountains that defines us, not the mountains themselves.