I just can never get enough of it

I just can never get enough of it

 [Goal Zero]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Travelling for me is energizing my batteries
  • I love knowing where home is
  • I just get claustrophobic
  • Anxiety comes over
  • I’d rather be living out of a suitcase
  • Doing laundry and washing dishes
  • I just can never get enough of it



A place where you are the only one around

A place where you are the only one around


[Goal Zero]

Nearly seven years ago, climbers Mark and Janelle Smiley set out to climb a long list of difficult routes made famous by a 1979 guidebook aptly titled “Fifty Classic Climbs of North America”.
Their goal was to document their journey up more than 150K vertical feet of rock, ice, and glaciated technical terrain from New Mexico to Alaska. They have had Goal Zero products with them almost since the beginning and we have been proud to power their journey.  Follow their journey HERE


Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

·    You look like you’re going to make it

·    I want to get this thing over with

·    I don’t want to come back

·    I hear you

·    50 Classic climbs in North America

·    It has been one hell of a journey

·    Remote and wild places

·    Where you are the only one around is the whole reason why I love this project

·    Keep going

·    When you are storm bound in a tent

·    Keeping morale high 

·    Without the iPad, and iPhone and iThis and iThat

·    Glacier camping and glacier living

·    Super-geeked out system

·    Solar panel

·    Car battery

·    Overcharge  a car battery

·    To see the progression

·    Light weight and easy to use

·    Camera gear

·    It has been an amazing journey

·    We did it



Share The Sun

Share The Sun


[Goal Zero]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Climb another first descent
  • Raising goats and sheep
  • Living in their yurts
  • Their kindness and hospitality is at a level that I’ve never seen before
  • A huge thank you
  • Solar generators, solar panels
  • Flash lights
  • It’s really exciting to be able to give these gifts to these families
  • And they were so appreciative, so happy
  • You can just feel the joy
  • We get to share the sun
  • Charge from the sun anytime
  • Loving life

During the summer of 2013, Mike Libecki, Ethan Pringle, Liv Sansoz, and photographer Keith Ladzinski headed for the Tian Shan Mountains. The remote range sits on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China and is home to several nomadic families. The Kyrgyz live and work in the high alpine herding animals during the summer months, then moving their herds back down to lower elevations for the winter.

The group was lured to the region by the massive untouched walls, and while there they were fortunate enough to experience the hospitality and culture of the Kyrgyz people. Mike had visited the area 13 years prior, so the region and its people held a special place in his heart. He brought with him gifts of power, solar panels and lights, thanking each villager for their kindness and generosity by Sharing the Sun.  Read more about  their efforts @ Share The Sun

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