To Climb a Mountain

Southern Alps, New Zealand

Have you noticed that I have retitled my blog?

It started as a chronicle of my mountaineering journey so it will now be known as…

 “To Climb a Mountain…with Baz – The Landy”

Mind you, I have approached this decision with some trepidation…

They say it is bad luck to change the name of a boat as it  may anger the Gods of the Seas, and given I will be climbing in a “Sea of Mountains” this year, caution is king!

As many will know I have been on a journey to climb amongst some of the world’s highest mountain peaks and have spent a good deal of time in recent years training and progressing to the point where hopefully I can reach out and touch the sky from an 8,000 metre peak in the Himalaya’s.

They say it is all about the journey and I’m a great believer in that notion. I am climbing mountains because I enjoy standing at the top and looking out, and down – the freedom this brings me is overwhelming…

And who knows where this journey will take me, Janet (Planet), and TomO!

I am heading into a pointy end of the journey with two trips to Nepal this year so I now want to bring greater focus on the journey and hence the name change.

Think of it as chanting a mantra!

Every time you see it, just say “To Climb a Mountain…” – I am firm believer in the power of the universe and that it will help me greatly.

Okay, so I’m a little weird, you knew that anyway, right!

And crikey, are you kidding me? I’ll need all the mantras and support I can get my hands on so don’t hold back!

Oh don’t worry, I’ll still post some of those Outback Australia photos from time-to-time that many of you have come to love, after all I live in the greatest country in the world and I’m happy to share it with you…

And rest assured, I’ll still be handing out a bit of a cheek when the circumstances warrant it.

But as for bad luck in changing the title.

I don’t think so, with all you wonderful people supporting me, and I’m overwhelmed at the support I am shown, there is no way bad luck will get in our way…

Stay focussed now, Baz!

Photo, Baz – New Zealand’s Southern Alps

19 thoughts on “To Climb a Mountain

  1. January 24, 2015 / 5:48 am

    Yes I am glad to read the new title and how long you waited for your leg to heal !

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  2. Tiny January 8, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    There’s no way bad luck will get in your way! Just continue to keep the focus!

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  3. Mountainstroh (Tony) January 7, 2015 / 3:09 pm

    My blog name gets updated as my travels grow. I see the same thing here. clkmb well and climb far, but make sure to bring that ugly Aussie mug home buddy!

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  4. Sas January 7, 2015 / 7:02 am

    It did confuse me when I saw your post in my inbox! MY 6 year old nephew uses mantras. A lot of the time I can’t hear what he’s saying, but once when he was climbing I heard him saying ‘I can climb. I am a good climber.’ over and over to himself – maybe that could work for you too 🙂

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    • Baz - The Landy January 7, 2015 / 9:35 am

      Hey Sas, I do it all the time, I mean if you can convince your mind it is doing it, the body will just follow!

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  5. Barbara Grandberg January 7, 2015 / 5:12 am

    sending lots of support….and looking forward to all of your posts….btw..imho, you are not weird…then again some folks think i am :}

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  6. Lavinia Ross January 7, 2015 / 4:30 am

    Good luck, Baz! We’re all behind you! 🙂


  7. Ice Scream Mama January 7, 2015 / 12:47 am

    I like it! And change is good. We climb so many mountains every day just to get to the mountain. Onward!

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    • Baz - The Landy January 7, 2015 / 9:33 am

      And isn’t that so true, we all have our Mt Everest, every day of the week. Um, two scoops today! 🙂


  8. travellingbag January 6, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    Focus is definitely the key this year Baz – keep it up. Love the new title by the way.

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    • Baz - The Landy January 7, 2015 / 9:32 am

      Thanks, felt it was time to “hone” it in and focus on the job ahead…


    • Baz - The Landy January 7, 2015 / 9:32 am

      You any good at singing? Not that I mind, just thinking of your neighbours! 🙂


  9. trikatykid January 6, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    Godspeed! To Climb a Mountain! Looking forward to reading more of your journeys and know that we (me & Andi girl) are cheering you on every step of the way!


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