I have finished packing my things and I’m ready to take the plane this afternoon to go to Benin.

The team of bricklayers has already arrived at Djougou, but they couldn’t start the work yet. The ship carrying the materials and tools that we will use to build the school has been delayed for reasons out of our control. It probably won’t arrive before May 5th. This means that once we receive the containers, we will have to work 12 hours a day to make up for the late start.

Star Lake

Hey man, I really like your blog. What type of camera do you use when you're out in the wild?

I use a Canon PowerShot SX270. A DSLR would sure be nice but I feel like it would be too much of a hassle to carry for anything longer than a dayhike. Also, I would be afraid to use an expensive camera during bad weather.
This compact camera does the job pretty well, as long as there is enough light. One of the feature I really like about it is the 20x zoom.
I also carry a GoPro HD Hero 3+ Black most of the time.

Sitting on Mt Madison summit

If you want to wish me an happy birthday, today is the right day!

Franconia Ridge

Mt Washington Weather Station