The Paradox of the Present

“We can redream this world and make the dream come true. Human beings are gods hidden from themselves.” | Ben Okri And when the youngest tip of your iceberg implodes in fiery chaos, remember that you are also the great, ancient bones of your old struggles, mountain-vast and dream-strong. We can be born anew from […]

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Why We Climb

(The morning after) There is a familiar, gentle ache in my thighs, in my body, in the very navel of my spirit, like an old friend come to call. This is the reward of an eight-hour climb in the rainforest. Why do we climb? For some, it is a quiet opportunity to be with God; […]

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Tahan III: Day of the Descent

Dawn breaks quietly on the summit of Gunung Tahan. It’s 6.50am. Save the basha flysheet and the groundsheet (which does as its name suggests), we are all packed up, set to meet our target set-off time of 7.00am. But whilst waiting for some to finish their…morning affairs, Amanda, Mei Xuan and I follow the light […]

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