Below is the list of the mountains I have climbed and the thoughts I have had, in chronological order.
Bauneg Beg Climbed June 21st, 2018 Altitude: 820ft "This place isn't very impressive, but that's okay. The beginnings never are."
Douglas Mountain Climbed June 30th, 2018 Altitude: 1,381ft "Time to gain some extra altitude."
Borestone Climbed July 14th, 2018 Altitude: 1,960ft "This place is overcrowded. I came here to escape from society, not to find it..."
Tumbledown/Jackson 1 Climbed July 20th, 2018 Altitude: 2,854ft "My enemy is fear. And today, fear has won."
Mount Abraham Climbed July 31st, 2018 Altitude: 4,050ft "A mountain of revelations. A gift of the internal compass."
Tumbledown/Jackson 2 Climbed August 10th, 2018 Altitude: 3,455ft "Through my trials and travels, the Mountain has now found me worthy."
Bigelow Climbed August 23rd, 2018 Altitude: 4,145ft "The Mountain of my dreams. It's so good to finally get to meet you. Thank you for inspiring me to embark on this magical journey of mine."
Bauneg Beg Climbed June 5th, 2022 Altitude: 860ft "It feels so good to be back. Time to find your true summit."
Douglas Mountain Climbed June 11th, 2022 Altitude: 1,381ft "Let's blaze my own trail."
Borestone Climbed June 16th, 2022 Altitude: 1,981ft "Life off the trail is cruel and unforgiving. If I desire comfort then I must accept the people that surround me. That is the Mountain's lesson I had failed to learn."
Tumbledown/Jackson 1 Climbed June 27th, 2022 Altitude: 3,291ft "I almost died of heatstroke here. This Mountain challenges me like no other, never letting me get up on my first try."
Tumbledown/Jackson 2 Climbed July 3rd, 2022 Altitude: 3,455ft "A reward for perseverance. A restoration of the internal compass."
Old Speck Climbed July 10th, 2022 Altitude: 4,170ft "How funny, a pilot and mountain climber who is afraid of heights. Why do I so eagerly seek out my own fears?"
Mount Abraham Climbed August 3rd, 2022 Altitude: 4,050ft "I'm beginning to understand the majesty of Nature's endless cycles. I don't understand how I can find beauty in something so endlessly cruel."
Bigelow Climbed August 10th, 2022 Altitude: 4,145ft "This climb was absolute misery. I injured my car and chose to climb in terrible weather, and the Mountain made sure to punish me for it. And yet, I think this is exactly what needed to happen."
Pamola Peak, Katahdin Climbed August 21st, 2022 Altitude: 4,902ft "This Mountain was absolutely terrifying. I'm very lucky I found a group to climb with, it helped dampen the fear. My plan was to take the Knife's Edge route to the main peak, but I took one look at it and refused. I'm not capable of this. This Mountain is unlike anything I've seen before. And I'm in love with it."
A word from Pamola...