Monday, February 27, 2012

“Tent Bound In Devil’s Bay”

A group of climbers attempts new routes in Newfoundland and encounters several days of bad weather. And then the sun comes out and they climb. Great scenery of a fairly remote part of North America. (I am always a little uncomfortable when travelers who volunteer to go into the wilderness use terms like “suffering.”  There are lots of people in the world who are suffering – none of those people volunteer for it.)

Though Newfoundland is relatively close to Mark Synnott's home in upstate New Hampshire, in reality, it would be easier to reach some Himalayan basecamps than get to Devil's Bay. Five days of travel by car and boat into this land forgotten by modern time, the team finally arrived only to discover adverse conditions and suffering.”

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