Tuesday, March 27, 2007

MAMC - iMedia Edition

I am at iMedia Breakthrough 07 this week. I guess its time that I explain what I do. I work with a team that manages the Starwood brands across interactive marketing, web site development and call center strategy.

iMedia is a conference that brings together clients, agencies and sellers. The sessions leave something to be desired, but the real value is in the networking. Today, for an hour and a half, we had a "speed dating" session where the brands sat at a table, and the sellers had 60 seconds to explain what they do before rotating on to the next brand. I met a ton of people. Tonight, Bob Garfield, of Ad Age spoke. Talk about arrogant! We were not nearly as impressed with him as he was!

Friday, March 23, 2007

So, Whats next?

Not really sure. I called RMI Guides (www.rmiguides.com) and they told me, much to my dismay, that all Rainier trips are booked for this year. So, what to do, what to do. Do we climb with someone else? NO! You can't climb Rainier without RMI, the best known guiding company in the USA, and perhaps the world.

So we research. Mt. Baker, Grand Teton, Mt Whitney, who knows. We are working through it right now. By early next week, we should have a plan.

Then, getting into shape really has to kick in to high gear. Maybe Core Performance program.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

My Hardest Climb to Date

So, where have I been? Coming off of Mt Washington, I developed a slight chest cold. We went to Ojai for a week, where I overdid it on a hike. The night we got home, I came down with the Flu. The sickest that I have ever been in my life. Alternating uncontrollable chills and high fevers, a cough that made me pull muscles and felt like I cracked a rib, nausea, well, you get the picture. Completely miserable.

So miserable, that I couldn't read a climbing magazine, or look at pictures of myself from Mt Washington. I even considered ending my climbing career.

BUT, no longer. I am almost back and we are in discussions for Rainier. One thing I know is that I won't be going if I am not in shape!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Climbing Mt. Baker

Slideshow of Mt Washington Climb

Recording about the Mt. Washington and New Hampshire Trip - 2/11/07

6 Minutes of Video of the Mt Washington Climb 2-11-07

This is long but will give you a feeling for the climb on Sunday.