For me, it’s about what I witness around me. When I am surrounded by an incredible wilderness, I need no more proof that god exists. I feel the power of God when I am in any natural environment. When I was pushing myself to the limit on Everest, God became a source of strength and a companion.
You can make your own luck if you are grateful for your opportunities and take advantage of those opportunities. There must be some great plan but it is about how you navigate it that makes the difference. It is also about how much we give back to mankind.
Hey, I could drive a car when I was ten! We lived in a semi-rural area and my mum’s friends used to tip me to drive to the shop for them. Perhaps that was my first taste of travel and discovery? I was actually quite shy!
I would go surfing. All day.
“It’s been flippin’ busy – thanks God for a great life”.
Oh, I use it – it’s my protection mechanism…against all sorts of things. It’s a gift and I manage it by having contingency plans.
Oddly enough, I climb high mountains but the most terrifying moment was photographing in the townships amidst angry mob violence. The dynamics are so unpredictable and there is no effective contingency plan their.
Inefficiency and bad food!
Intolerance. And I don’t read enough.
To be able to endure without sleep.
Their innate ability to care and nurture. I just have to think of my Mum and my wife, Joy.
That in the short space of 25 years, I have managed to become such a great surfer! That I’m good looking and have a sense of humour, I’m athletic, ambitious, goal oriented and a helluva nice bloke! Ha ha ha
I don’t know. Thank goodness.
Violent crime, starvation, poverty, drought, and young people who pass away too early.
You go on a wild cruise around the universe. Your spirit has total freedom to soar.
Courage, generosity, endurance and humility.
Know it will pass.
I took a bad fall on Denali (highest in North America), but funnily enough, I never thought I was going to die. I did think I was going to die on a flight back from Kilimanjaro once– it was terribly frightening being in that high altitude turbulence on an old plane.
A solo expedition to the South Pole to raise money for a school here in KZN. That, and a couple of Wisey’s.
It would be great to make others more comfortable and give them opportunities. Education is a real key to life.
To cruise the planet without a passport…freely.
I enjoy the freedom and ease of my physical being. I reached the top of the highest mountains in South America, Australasia, Africa and Europe with amazing women and they had a lot more to manage than I did! Like having to pee into a bottle!