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Archive for May, 2015

Why Adults Should Be More Like Children

Why Adults Should Be More Like Children

What do 3000, 15, 9, and 18 have to do with Patagonia? This is not really a math question as much as it is a statement of performance. These four numbers highlight my son Brayden’s recent trip to the land of Patagonia in Argentina. They will always remind me of the amazing grit he showed…
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What Does Risk Have To Do With It Anyway?

What Does Risk Have To Do With It Anyway?

Editor’s note: This is the second installment of Stories From The Field series, in which Summit Adventure Executive Director Tom Smith will share notable stories from his time leading courses. In the following blog, Tom shares how he fits risk management into the perspective of planning for family adventures.  Risk: “the possibility that something bad or unpleasant (such as…
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A Bridge Worth Crossing

A Bridge Worth Crossing

Editor’s note: The following is a blog post written by Carey Smith–Summit Instructor and wife of Executive Director Tom Smith–in which she reflects on overcoming challenges throughout her exploration of Patagonia during Summit Adventure’s first trekking course in that region.  We started our trek crossing the most rickety, terrifying, worn-out wooden bridge you could imagine…And it was…
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