My friend Laurie Bagley gets around. In 2006, Laurie became the sixth American woman to summit Mount Everest by the North Col route. Now some may consider that a big deal, but I summited Mount Eddy twice in one week in 2006, and it’s only 20,000 feet lower than Everest.
Laurie Bagley on the summit of Mount Everest in 2006.
(Photo by Scott Woolums, adventurer, mountain guide, and director of Adventures International, Inc.)
She just recently returned from guiding an expedition to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa at 19,340 feet. Have a look at her description of the Kilimanjaro climb, and then, if you’re the curious sort like me, head over to www.wikipedia.org (one of my favorite web sites) and read more about the imposing peak. It’s massive volcano, like Mount Shasta and the other major mountains of the Cascade Range. And like Mount Shasta and the other Cascade cousins, it could erupt again.
Mount Kilimanjaro from the air.
(Photo courtesy of Lee R. Berger.)
Laurie is a very busy woman who obviously knows how to accomplish what she wants in life, and she’s using her can-do abilities to infuse others with the same achievement spirit. She’s an inspirational speaker and a motivation coach who recently led a highly acclaimed goal-setting workshop in the nearby town of Mount Shasta. Laurie is teaching a similar workshop–“Setting Goals & Loving It”–for the Jefferson Economic Development Institute in Siskiyou County on Saturday, November 8th.
What are your goals? What will you do today to help achieve them?