OR Dailies Guest Column. August 2008.
“I didn’t go to Ethiopia to climb; I went to search for coﬀee. In October 2006, I traveled deep into the cradle of humanity to hunt for a rare coﬀee bean that garners over $150/lb—and found climbing instead. I understood that Ethiopia was a place of war and terror, but it never factored into my mind that it might also be a place of untapped outdoor adventure . . . “