Guest Column

Blum: We’re on a mountain we didn’t ask to climb

The legendary Hayward Field's debut was one of the more anticipated aspects of the USA Olympic Track & Field Trials. The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that the Tokyo Games would be rescheduled for 2021. Bradley Cook/Flashbox Studio

My wife, Nancy, grew up climbing mountains in Washington State. We met at The Evergreen State College, where she studied Outdoor Education with Willi Unsoeld. Willi was an Oregon boy who, with Tom Hornbein, made the first ascent of the West Ridge of Mount Everest in 1963. The 1963 Expedition . . .