Posted on 12 November 2013.
I go a couple times per week to climb a 7.4 km (4 mile) round-trip mountain trail in Tub Kaak, Krabi, Thailand. I thought I’d ask to see if anyone else wanted to go with me when I do it. I’m not going for fun, for an easy stroll up the mountain most times, I’m […]
Posted on 29 October 2013.
Yes, there is hiking in Krabi. There is one great trail on a mountain at a national park in Tub Kaak that I’ve grown to love. I’ve been up around 100 times, maybe 200 by now. I’ve kept it relatively root and thorn-bush free, and it’s a great hike to go on if you’re looking […]
Posted on 19 October 2013.
Frank Duvinage captured Alfred’s appearance at the Banyan Tree Stair Climbing Race in Bangkok this past week. Alfred is 74 this year, and raced up the stairs in 14 minutes even. That was not nearly as good as his past performances, but he is just coming back after cancer – so we’ll give him a […]
Posted on 22 September 2013.
I met with Alfred today at the Wat Tham Seua staircase in Krabi for a climb as he comes back from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer a few months back. He’s been going regularly, and everyday for the past 5 or so days. I had already done a climb up and down and met him at the […]
Posted on 27 August 2013.
Kilian Jornet is the fastest guy on the planet when running up and down steep hills. Nobody can touch him. He is on a tour of some major peaks, and is trying to set records at all of them. I think he has succeeded at every one of them so far. Recently, it was the […]
Posted on 16 August 2013.
Here is some information about the approximate dates and step number – flight numbers for the Stair Climbing races in Asia in 2013. More info coming as I get it. Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Bangkok, 10 March, 2060-84 KL Tower Sunrise Towerthon Challenge, KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19 May, 2058- International Golden Towerthon, Menara Tower, […]
Posted on 16 August 2013.
Well I’ve been doing a lot of working out lately, not much on the stairs, but a lot on the trail and some running on the flat at the park and around the water reservoir. I wasn’t getting burnt out on the 1,256 step stairclimb, but, I wasn’t planning on doing any stair climbing racing […]
Posted on 09 June 2013.
Some of you are aware, and some of you are not, but I wrote a book about meditation called, Meditation for Beginners – 22 Day Course. It is available at Amazon and is selling a couple hundred copies a month on good months. Today, climbing a mountain near my home I meditated some on the […]
Posted on 31 May 2013.
Here’s an event that didn’t interest me in the least when my friend, Alfred, first told me about it. I have never walked for fitness, besides climbing hills and mountains, so I wasn’t interested in an event consisting of walking for 12 hours from 8pm to 8am in 30C temperatures in southern Malaysia. However… Alfred told […]
Posted on 17 May 2013.
Alfred called today to let me know the good news. The PET scan showed no signs of cancer! So, great news. He is looking forward to building back the strength he lost over the past few months.