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  1. Mount Everest
    March 27, 2010

    Great review Alan. I wonder if the person who described Everest as a ‘simple walk-up’ has actually climbed on Everest!

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  2. Ginger Kirby
    March 26, 2010

    Loved this article. I’m planning on doing the Base Camp Trek in 2012 and as always I value your opinion as to what to expect. I was also thrilled this week to notice on your digital photography section, you rate the Nikon D5000 very high for trekkers. I bought one 2 weeks ago without knowing your opinion!! Needless to say I was glad to see your opinion of it. Thanks for your coverage, I follow it every day on my iPhone.

    • Alan Arnette
      March 26, 2010

      Thanks Ginger. EBC in 2012 sounds exciting. I like the big SLRs for trekking due to better lens and thus image quality. Here’s to a fun season covering Everest!

  3. Martin McGarvey
    March 26, 2010

    Nice post Alan, thanks. In my opinion I would say that Everest (South Col Route) is not technically difficult, but it is dangerous..altitude as you say and objective dangers like the icefall. People often get a wrong perception of Everest and quote ” a blind man has climbed it”, “man with no legs”, ” 76 year old” etc, but often forget that World Class mountaineers have unfortunately not returned from this route.

  4. Antoine
    March 26, 2010

    Nice post. Can’t see the video, it is “private”

    • Alan Arnette
      March 26, 2010

      Thanks Antoine, It is now ready for viewing.

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