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This October, a powerful, engaged, and curious team is heading to Ethiopia to both change the world, and change how they interact in that world. Usually, I’d be joining them. But this year I need you to take my place.

This October, a powerful, engaged, and curious team is heading to Ethiopia to both change the world, and change how they interact in that world. Usually, I’d be joining them. But this year I need you to take my place.

Imagine Ethiopia 2012 is the third iteration of a dream I helped create in 2009 with imagine1day. Our goal was simple: enable others to have their lives profoundly affected by Ethiopia by enabling them to profoundly experience Ethiopia. For the past two years I have co-led trip with Sapna Dayal and a select team of other leaders. Together we have created an experience blending culture, adventure, and connection along with an initiative to raise $100,000 to build schools in Ethiopia. This year’s school is in the Alose Community in Oromiya.

I can’t go on Imagine Ethiopia 2012--I will be in Mozambique for my Lost Mountain Project. But you can. Here is how:

Go Yourself

In support of imagine1day's big goal for all Ethiopians to have access to quality education funded free of foreign aid by 2030, a Dream Team of 14 participants will be heading to Ethiopia this October. Together, the Dream Team will unite around a goal of raising $100,000 to build a new school & provide access to quality education for one of imagine1day’s partner communities. Faced with a big goal, participants will discover how their passions and talents combine as catalysts for a new form of contribution. Once the funds are raised, the fruits of the Dream Team’s labor will culminate in an epic, awe inspiring, world changing, shake it up, transformative adventure.

This is Your Year. Apply to Join the Dream Team for the Imagine Ethiopia trip thip fall. Check it out and see if you're game for the adventure of a lifetime-- both locally and gloablly.

Go Virtually

Support the Dream Team in reaching their $100,000 to build a school in the Alose Community, Oromiya, Ethiopia. DONATE

Want More Reasons?

  • This year’s trip includes astonishing new territory in The Bale Mountains where participants will experience a new landscape and adventure (horseback riding, warthogs, nyalas and more)
  • This year’s team will join imagine1day as they break ground on a new partnership in with the Sinana District Education Office in Oromiya
  • Participants will have the opportunity to meet imagine1day’s Class 2016 High School Scholarship students and their families – a unique program that sets parents up with small business funding and training to support their children’s high school educations
  • There is already and incredible mix of participants – from a 400m Olympic hopeful from LA to a lawyer from Vancouver, to a teacher from Cincinnati

It's time. This is your year.

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It’s always hard to write about rock climbing when you are ripping powder in a new bowl, or to write about skiing when you are latticing hand jams up granite. This year, I put myself on spring break to do both activities, type about neither, and then come home to the poodle and the computer.

It’s always hard to write about rock climbing when you are ripping powder in a new bowl, or to write about skiing when you are latticing hand jams up granite. This year, I put myself on spring break to do both activities, type about neither, and then come home to the poodle and the computer.

I’ve spent countless season shifts in Red Rocks. For the past fifteen years it’s been the place to either jump-start or wrap up the year’s era of rock climbing. Spring has always been my favorite time. It’s when the green grass pokes through the sandy soil and softens the desert for the moment before you step on a barrel cactus. Spring is when the edges hurt your fingers because you’ve let them grow soft in your ice climbing gloves, when last year’s warm up is the biggest send of the current day, and when the sun feels exactly like thing you’ve been pining for all winter long.

My Red Rocks dose this year was miniscule and magnificent. Day 1: climb with one of the best climbing partners I have—Kate Rutherford. Day 2: teach an introduction to rock climbing clinic at the Red Rocks Rendezvous. Over exactly 30 hours I had the honor of teaching someone how to trust themselves enough to move off the ground to swapping leads six pitches up a blanched white and sanguine red Red Rocks classic. It was hard to beat. It was worth the trek from New Hamsphire to Nevada. Even for those two days.

I’m in the middle of learning about how to live east and climb west, east, north and south. This time, I did it with two pairs of skis in tow. My brief Red Rock window made me want more. It always has.

The ski stories are coming. I promise. But first I have to go make up with the poodle for being gone.

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