Hi, I’m Alan Arnette. If this is your first visit, welcome. If you are one of my regular visitors, a sincere welcome back. Visit the About page for information on me and this site.
My work is dedicated to those with Alzheimer’s and my mom, Ida Arnette, who died on August 16, 2009 from Alzheimer’s. Please donate today to one of the selected Alzheimer’s non-profits. 100% goes to the non-profits, none ever to me.
My site’s climbing content has dedicated sections for each major climb including a trip report, FAQs, pictures, videos, and short stories. There are climbing resources that list my gear, training ideas and links to guides, web sites links. A good resource is to compare the climbs from Rainier to Everest or the 7 Summits in easy to read tables.
As a mountaineer, and I use that term loosely, I have been on 30 major climbs around the world since I started at age 38. I have climbed well above 6000 meters over ten times and Everest four times summiting on May 21, 2011. I have climbed all of Colorado’s 58 14,000′ mountains. I completed climbing 7 of the 8 “7 Summits” between November 2010 and October 2011. I rock and ice climb as skills training for my alpine routes but never lead.
I am a contributor to Outside magazine and Rock & Ice magazine on climbing subjects. If you will forgive the self promotion, Outside Magazine posted in February 2013 an extensive interview with me where I talk abut my childhood, mountains, Everest and of course Alzheimer’s. I appreciate their interest and help. They even said I was “one of the most respected voices on Everest”
Finally, I am honored to be a member of the Explorers Club.
Memories are Everything