Author Archives: Ethan Zook

About Ethan Zook

I'm 27, and happily married to a pretty girl named Melissa with a little boy named Elijah. From the Shenandoah Valley, currently hanging out in Richmond, VA. I love exploring the wild places around the area. I write two blogs; Mountain Ramblings is about my personal explorations in the mountains and valleys that I live around. In Mountain Rescue Blog, I write about issues faced by rescuers in mountain environments both locally and around the world.

Another Infamous Blogger Break

And I did it again.  It’s been way too long since I’ve written anything here.  I was in the shower this morning (one of the places I do my best thinking), and realized that I missed blogging.  So, we’re going … Continue reading

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Ethan’s Guide to Adventuring with Kids

Outdoor adventures were a big part of my childhood.  My parents were taking me on hikes as a very young child.  My dad keeps a photo of him and I in his office; I’m all of a few months old, … Continue reading

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I Just Need a Moment of Your Time

This will be a quick post, little more than a mouthful. I just wanted to bring this YouTube video to your attention. It’s the preview about Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold’s recent traverse of the Fitz Roy range in Patagonia. … Continue reading

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Urban Hiking Through History

Richmond is one of those cities where you trip over history.  So much has happened here throughout the history of this country.  As an example; six blocks from our house is a city park called Chimborazo.  The park is on … Continue reading

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Welcome to the world, Ezra!

Just over three years ago, I introduced you to my firstborn.  Elijah has since grown into an active, inquisitive three year old.  I also wrote that we were expecting our second this past December.  I was busier this time, and … Continue reading

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On the Cyclic Nature of Existance

The title is a fancy way of saying “its funny how life goes in circles…” Three years ago, I started this blog and wrote many posts from the Ski Patrol Aid Room at Massantten.  That’s me, three years ago at … Continue reading

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A Philosophy of Exploration

From where I was stood, balanced on top of a huge pile of dead trees stretching 200 meters down the front of an old damn, I could see no good way forward.  Eli rested his hands on top of my … Continue reading

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