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timmyoneill #onmywayhome @amandasalzman Worked with @cureblindness in Kenya and Ghana assisting in small incision cataract surgery patient flow w/ @geoffreytabin and @kashaala and @brokenacoustics The motives of #adventurephilanthropy are the simultaneous relieving of suffering and electing to experience it - aka cure blindness and climb mtns. Here is Neils Tietze at the Austrian Hut at 15K a.s.l. considering what is the what, as the sun sets, the fog rolls in to eclipse Point John, adjacent to the 17,057 ft Mt Kenya. @paradoxsports @patagonia @petzl_official @ospreypacks @nativeeyewear @clifbarcompany 26min

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timmyoneill Colorful and unblind. Gifty, a medical officer from the Kafom Nayoke hospital Eye Center based in Kumasi Ghana, and I clean the post ops, as @geoffreytabin inspects his previous day's work. Gifty, named for the eponymous arrival of the only girl child of a large brood, performed the anesthetic blocks. @patagonia @ospreypacks @petzl_official @nativeeyewear @clifbarcompany @paradoxsports @amandasalzman Thanks for the support for the past years that allows me to pursue deep #adventurephilanthropy #yesiprocity #bethechange 6d

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timmyoneill Cumulus cloud shadows trick the eye, as if mini lakes sprout atop the desert sands of northern Egypt. I carried a carton of donated corneal tissues through SFO, JFK, Zurich to Nairobi for the past 36hrs. Cureblindness and Geoff Tabin raise the standard of eye care in the developing world - leaving not only a legacy of restored sight but more importantly the training and infrastructure required for years to come, enabling the local caregivers to reach the many who remain in the dark.
#dontforgetyourcarryonluggage @patagonia @ospreypacks @petzl_official @nativeeyewear @clifbarcompany @amandasalzman @paradoxsports I am in Kenya and Ghana for the next two + weeks participating as an ophthalmic tech - #smallincisioncataractsurgery #bigspiritedadventurephilanthropy #yesiprocity @geoffreytabin
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timmyoneill Sometimes I feel alien. An amalgam of the family I was born into and the one I chose. As if the constituent parts combine to equal something beautiful and absurd. To not turn the chapter is to constantly reread the past. The frisson of the joycrow standing in the fields of YesiproCity, challenges the conventional wisdom and antipodal utility of the forlorn scarecrow in the unwelcoming fields of ScareCity. The #joycrow laughs as the #birdsofthepossible flit in from above to feed within the cycle of life, in the fields of #heartecology. #burningmantwentyfourteen 1mon

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timmyoneill Immersion in the Grand Canyon connects us to #primalarchitecture @amandasalzman sunkissed #mekissed at mile 212 river left #ColoradoRiver #thisisanearthbirth My autonomic respiration is contrasted by the voluntary breath - to breathe life into @paradoxsports with courage, to resuscitate communal well being by vacationing with vulnerability, to not only speak on prevention but also inducement is to list your sprit on the stock exchange of the soul. How many principle growing seasons remain within your #mindandbodyfarm @patagonia @ospreypacks @nativeeyewear @petzl_official @timmutrie image 2mon

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timmyoneill We go to the wilderness to connect with our past and to nourish our primal tap root that runs deeply from the rivers, mtns and forests and into our soul. To electively challenge our bodies and minds prepares us for the involuntary test. U.S. veteran Margaux Mange during our Mt Rainier @paradoxsports veteran ascent July 4th 2014. I remained at the Sherman high camp, the single non-veteran of six adventures, and became a joyous plank of acceptance and wellbeing in the bridge that connects the civilian to the soldier. #learningislifelong #iamajoymerchant The primal programming of Caveman TV captivates my mind and enlivens my soul. #wildenessismyeternalmistress #expressgratitudethroughaction @patagonia @petzl_official @ospreypacks @nativeeyewear @secondascent @thermarest 2mon

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timmyoneill The hardest physical test is simply standing up; believing and committing in your ability to walk on air. Why is the void so scary? If you can worry yourself to death can you, in fact, joy yourself to life. @patagonia @dickeyphoto Heading down the Grand Canyon with @amandasalzman this Sunday to celebrate elective challenge deep inside the #rockstratatimemachine @petzl_official @clifbarcompany @ospreypacks @nativeeyewear @paradoxsports 2mon

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timmyoneill adenine, thymine, guanine, cytosine interlock like bricks in a wall to form the double-helix strands of me.
Constructed then torn down and thrown back into the ground - while I am here I will #leaveiton
#NanoAir @patagonia
pic by @dickeyphoto @paradoxsports
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timmyoneill If why is the question than love is the answer.
Two of my favorite things in this @dickeyphoto snap are sipping a cup of coffee post alpine climbing in Rocky Mountain Natl Park (see @KindCoffee in Estes Park, CO) and drawing hearts on a community #Basquiatchalkboard

I live in cities. The wilderness is restorative and connects me to the ecological web of life on the planet. I am a steward of person, place and purpose and the woods made me do it. I just finished reading #UndauntedCourage by Ambrose into #WildernessAndTheAmericanMind by Nash and have #ASandCountyAlmanac by Leopold on deck. Preservation of wild places is the generation of smiling faces. #getshitdone
I bridge the lessons of wilderness immersion with the transcendence of my trips with @paradoxsports and generate flow, like a river, that carves canyons in my soul.
@patagonia #leaveiton #NanoAir thanks #PataFamily for the inspiration & support for the past #fifteenyearsofloveandwilderness
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timmyoneill Ingress and egress require context. I live in a place of many openings and the flow is ever present. #thecenterofthepossible @patagonia 's catalogs fueled my imagination and after clipping and hanging the images I began to go to those places to create and curate my own experience. #beyourownmaplegend #leaveiton @paradoxsports office is the synthesis of coming and going, I am on the #adventurephilanthropyjourney @dickeyphoto pic 2mon

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timmyoneill @scmace #superstokeshakastance Steven, as always, #gid along w/ @rlraker we rappelled through the geologic time machine of #grandcanyonstrata , @harlantaney #blindkayakingguideone also rapped into the slot below Eminence Break @ mile 43.7 President Harding Rapid. Deep in Tatahatso Canyon, #mauvelimestonesinuosities So fortunate to join @erikweihenmayer & #lonniebedwell for 21 days of #blindkayaking. They are @nobarriers river riders and adventure with #theadversity advantage. #nolightperception @kokatak @danejacksonkayak @jacksonkayak @wernerpaddles @ospreypacks @patagonia @petzl_official @ospreypacks @nativeeyewear @andymaser @jamesqmartin @seracfilms #talkwithoutactionistv #dwntheGCfornumberfifteen w/ @amandasalzman #octobertwentysixthtwentyfourteen 3mon

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timmyoneill The day I turned 45 I dressed as a Viking and ran through the woods. I wasn't alone with thousands gathered at the Wasatch Back 200 mile relay #RAGNAR So many body types and levels of fitness and intensity and everyone sharing the stoke of voluntary challenge and being an #electiverefugee @clifbarcompany made a sweet little video of @scottjurek @alexhonnold @ricardobalazs along with Gary Erikson, Clif bar founder, and a host of tired, laughing and loving it team mates. The culture created within the teams is transcendent and creates a greater cohesion around the entire event and what you are left with when you break these people apart and go home is a stronger faith in the power of humanity to create and curate well being. @paradoxsports @amandasalzman #odinhasaposse Check the film:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsQkog-AEw4&index=3&list=PLNJo7LhaeoEYIKFAEF_AF03F6ORMqcNKk
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timmyoneill Ultimately every living being goes back into the ground, perhaps the final destination of this life in transit. We encountered this juvenile coyote atop the Black Rock desert during our fifth day walk into Burning Man with @jamesqmartin and writer Craig Childs. It's desiccated body with open ribs and missing leg seemed in tranquil repose. I laid down on the reticulated alkaline to peer into empty eyes with a wonder filled mind. How does the end come eclipsed by why was there ever even a start. I decided on Spencer as an anthropomorphic moniker. The spirit remained nameless, aggregated into the anonymity of the 2nd law of thermo dynamics. We invoked Spencer that evening sitting around our circle of cold noodles and strumming guitars. The dead are sacred and where the body lies is not as important as where the spirit soars. #blackelkspeaks #electivemountainrefugees #musicismymothertongue #spencerwaitswithOdin @ospreypacks @patagonia @thermarest @nativeeyewear @petzl_official @clifbarcompany @amandasalzman @paradoxsports #thanksforprocreationmomanddad @garmentfarmer 4mon

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timmyoneill Air is omni present and the only available moisture are the beads of sweat forming on our skin. Carrying droms of water on our backs with preset water caches we walked slowly across alkaline mini playas. @jamesqmartin and @Craigchilds hatched a migration into @burningman - we crushed stone underfoot as our eyes diligently scanned for Paleolithic scatter and signs of the ancient walkers. Under umbrellas to ease the scorching sun we strolled through lifeless landscape that enlivened our souls. Infinite horizons with limited time we choose to become #electivemountainrefugees 10,000 years ago someone knapped this chert that I run my fingers over - I clasp that ancient hand in mine and stroll into the oblivion. @msr @ospreypacks @patagonia @nativeeyewear @petzl_official @clifbarcompany @thermarest @amandasalzman #thanksforprocreationmomanddad 4mon

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timmyoneill #abouttotaketheplunge Heading on a 60 mile trek across the Black Rock desert with Craig Childs #secretknowledgeofwater and friends. A journey of sun, salt and the search for cached water. Next week I finally vist and interact in the insta'metropolis of 60K #nevadasthirdlargestcity Black Rock where the #playaprrovides psyched for art and magic and madness writ with joy and exuberance. #thispIcisthebrinkofthelowerfallsoftheYellowstoneriver @patagonia @ospreypacks @clifbarcompany @nativeeyewear @petzl_official @paradoxsports @amandasalzman #iamajoymerchant #prephilanthropy #thanksforprocreationmomanddad 4mon
  •   gordonogden @timmyoneill hey Timmy, been following your climbing career and videos for over 15 years... We're heading back to Black Rock City - would be great to meet up. I'm at Camp Walter - we have the worlds largerst VW bus among other art cars- hard to miss us- see #thewaltershow to see some others big red the beetle and Kalliope. Our address is 4&A- stop by - if you arrive before Tuesday we have a great annual part called the Hot Pink Party - starts at 5pm- complete ridiculousness. Think you'd dig it. Hope we bump into each other. safe travels. 4mon
  •   bouldersportsrecycler Woohooo! Have a good splash fest word fiddler, we wish you a merry epic and very salty ride! Return to CO soon! #sendingcoloradolove #ourworkdayislivingvicariouslythroughtimmysinstastream #saltyinstagramstream 4mon
  •   grantkaye Out here building away, will have everything nice and ready for you when you get here. 4mon
  •   reboneill I was with you when you took that pic 4mon
  •   slacklarsen Excited for your journey 4mon
  •   moabmonkeys Yeah buddy! See you at the Slackline Oasis :) 4mon
  •   knifeandfox Great stuff man . Love seeing your photos 4mon

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timmyoneill Do you see the facial profile of the Earth Buddah? If I use my nose to help me taste I must use my ears to help me speak. Listening to the sunrise above Loch Vale in RMNP. @captainfunhog and @paradoxsports wake early to beat the those who bivy to the base. The granite fin of the Petite Grepon towers above SkyPond buttressing the continental divide. #iclimbthereforeiam #ifloveisthekeythanwisdomisthelock #soulvitamins #slumberjngearthbuddah @patagonia @ospreypacks @petzl_official @nativeeyewear @clifbarcompany @amandasalzman 5mon
  •   sk4designs This picture takes me to my happy place 5mon

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timmyoneill #FindTheHuman A moment of perspective framed by millennia old sandstone and gravity filtered self advocacy. @paradoxsports thrives on the river trip, an image from our 1st @sploreutah powered journey on the mighty Colorado Rio. #fourdaysthreenightseightveteranstwoSUPexpertinstructorsfourguidesonebecky I continue on my path of #prephilanthropy as a #joymerchant & #adventureadvocacte The risk assessment of #electivechallenge in the rock-river-mtn-ocean wilderness demands attention & decisive ownership. The neglect of #selfadvocacy and The nuisance of #autohearsay are burned off within the crucible of the life/death endeavor.
Meaning is created by caring daring and acting on behalf of the #releaseofsuffering #loveisthekeyifwisdomisthelock @patagonia @ospreypacks @clifbarcompany @petzl_official @nativeeyewear @amandasalzman
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timmyoneill Our heliocentric lives revolving around a burning globe of hydrogen ninety million miles away. This sun that fuels our spiritual photosynthesis, that fires the atmosphere with light and paints the horizon with the art of disappearance, and the hope of reemergence. @paradoxsports 3rd annual @exumguides Grand Teton Veterans Ascent. Sunset from 11,600 foot saddle camp, mighty struggles rewarded with gob smacking beauty. #electivemountainrefugee #beautifulbeings @marmot @clifbarcompany @ospreypacks @petzl_official @nativeeyewear @patagonia @amandasalzman #weburnforashorttimesoburnbrightly #thanksforprocreationmomanddad #iamajoymerchant https://socialapps.sprinklr.com/apps/socialapps/facebook/220/1867/9/ 5mon

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timmyoneill Grand Tetons WY, hanging in the wonderful Rockies. Third annual @paradoxsports and @exumguides Teton veterans ascent. The peak experience continues after working and tabling at the #intlclimbersfestival in lander @nols @patagonia @clifbarcompany Today is 1st day of training with Exum, tonight dinner with @ncolgin and #jacksonholehonoringourveterans #corrugatedsky #godbeamhorizon #serratedmountainsthatsawtheearth #hangingwith @treefighter #whitebarkpineawareness #yesiprocity @amandasalzman 13,775ft granite peak of Grand Teton #theweatherhasthefinalsay #electivemountainrefugee #beammeupbean 6mon

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timmyoneill Above the clouds, walking on snow and ice, sweating on the up and interacting with water in all it's forms. Integral adventure with themes of "healing and dealing." Got back from Washington state last night.
Damn Mt Rainier is gargantuan hulk of a volcano. What a wilderness glacial adventure with both old friends (care giving bad ass Mtn peeps who donated their time and talent to our mish) and new friends (US veterans from across the country looking to create well being and excellence in their lives.) I am tired and fortunate. And I continue my journey that began almost 25 years ago when my brother's loss of his mobility enlightened me of my own and illuminated the path of assisting others in defining theirs in light of disability, disease and profound difference.
With every human connection and lessons learned, I fashion another plank on the soulful bridge that spans the void between existence and meaning - the answer to why we are here is perhaps found in the elective challenge and vulnerability of not only recognizing suffering but working truly to relieve it.

The goal of this Paradox Sports outing is to be a catalyst for enduring and deep change in the lives of at-risk veterans as well as everyone involved.
Blown away at the joy, empathy and love I choose to create and curate. It comes with great difficulty and awesome beauty, much like climbing a massive glaciated mountain.

And although the view from the top is singular and fleeting it promotes a deeper view and perspective into the person you are and the person you want to be become.
Time, as in my life time, is the only resource to which I am keen - all others are abundant. Love is time. Love is my economy and it's time to exchange. @paradoxsports @sierraclubmilitaryoutdoors @clifbarcompany @amandasalzman @patagonia @nativeeyewear @secondascent @outdoorresearch @petzl_official @ospreypacks @krakauernotwriting
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