Stoic Failure

Do not be distressed, do not despond or give up in despair, if now and again practice falls short of precept. Return to the attack after each failure, and be thankful if on the whole you can acquit yourself in the majority of cases as a man should.

— Marcus Aurelius

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11,700′ at Disappointment Cleaver. Unable to summit Rainier due to new/shifted crevasses. Appropriate place name. (7 September 2013)

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About Eric Chandler

Husband. Father. Pilot. Cross Country Skier. Writer. Author of Outside Duluth and Down In It.
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