Cairn (kern) - a stack of stones often used as trail markers, built along ambiguous paths to mark the way, a sign of reaching the summit, or marking caches of resources. A cairn represents a delicate balance, being “on-track” while off the beaten path, and reaching a high point of success. Over the past few months, I’ve reached the summit of several big goals I’ve been working towards, and while that’s exciting, maintaining momentum for the next mountain is where my eyes are
The short film, Truth in Motion hit the nail on the head, “Skiing is a sport where action and reaction co- exist; where sheer terror and calm serenity intersect.” How do you describe the unique internal experience of this sport? Like many of my adrenaline adict cohearts, I experience time slowing down, a sense of freedom and complete eu- phoria. In the same instance, my body feels light with unlimited strength; the endorphins create a balance of excitement and peace of mind.