It’s about, well, like the title says, Gratitude. Mike was going to Iceland in February, so he’s a little more motivated to swing tools into some ice. I did an 11-day backpacking trip across the Sangre De Cristo mountains with my friend Jim Harris in September 2013. Another trip in a year of big things. He’s no doubt going to miss that big adventure in Patagonia and a season of backcountry skiing in the Wasatch.