Category Archives: climbing

Russia – The Climb

Finally, my much-delayed post about climbing Elbrus. The 3 weeks after I returned were such a flurry of rehearsals, concerts, recordings, and advocacy, that I really didn’t have time to collect my thoughts and write. So, let’s go back in … Continue reading

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Brief Update from Russia

Quick update – I am off the mountain. I summited Elbrus, the highest peak in Europe. It’s not a difficult climb, but it is very long! I’m resting a few days down in the steppe. Then I head back up … Continue reading

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Think On This While I’m Away

                                  It’s been a while, I know. Too long. I’ve been up at Saratoga playing opera, and spending as much time as humanly possible … Continue reading

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I’m sitting around tonight feeling disappointed. Surprisingly so. I’m going climbing – that’s not the disappointing part. In July, I’ll be joining two of my friends from Kilimanjaro and climbing Mt. Elbrus. Elbrus is in Russia, in the Northern Caucasus. … Continue reading

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Run, Julie, Run – Day-before-nerves!

I’m nervous. Tomorrow is my first attempt at a marathon, a trail marathon in January in New Jersey. It’s snowing – because it’s January in the Northeast. And I’m feeling woefully inadequately prepared. I had a plan. It was an … Continue reading

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All I Can Say Is WOW! – Diane Van Deren tries for Aconcagua, twice!

I came across an article in the Sports section of the New York Times today that is pretty interesting. OK, the article is from last week – I’m really not much of a reader of the Sports section, so I … Continue reading

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Himalayan Inspiration

While I was traveling in Indian, I came across an article in the newspaper about a 75 year old man and his upcoming attempt to climb Everest, again. Japanese skier, Yuichiro Miura, 75, plans to become the oldest person to … Continue reading

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