I have been back home for about a week now after our successful summit of Aconcagua on January 29th. We had a faster than normal climb with the trip being only 19 days and only 10 actually on the mountain itself.
First, I want to thank everyone who made a donation to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and especially to those who completed their pledge of a penny a foot. Remember that every donation helps and is sincerely appreciated.
I am very excited with the momentum the 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s: Memories are Everything campaign has gained. We are receiving interest from worldwide media after our successful summits on Vinson and now Aconcagua. Of course, with Everest around the corner, things are really heating up! Please tell your friends and family what we are doing.
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I have competed my normal follow-up for these expeditions. You can read all these on my main site through these links.
* Aconcagua Trip Report : a narrative of the compete climb with videos and pictures
* Aconcagua Photo Gallery: Pictures with descriptive captions of the entire expedition. Use the slideshow feature for easy viewing
* Aconcagua FAQ: some Frequently Asked Questions about climbing Aconcagua
Let’s talk Everest for a moment. I leave around the end of March once again climbing with International Mountain Guides (IMG). I will be climbing from the Nepal side via the South Col. I continue to train hard for this climb. Obviously Everest is in a different league than any of the other 7 Summits. I am very optimistic that the publicity around this climb will bring in new and larger donations plus increased awareness of Alzheimer’s globally.
As always, I want to acknowledge the support of The Alzheimer’s Immunotherapy Program (AIP) of Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy and Pfizer. Without you guys this would not be happening – all to raise research funds to improve treatment and find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
Finally, l want once again welcome a new benefactor to our program – the National Family Caregivers Association . Caregivers are an important part of highlighting the issues around Alzheimer’s and the NFCA will allow us to reach those individuals and organizations who can help make a difference in family caregivers’ lives.
Memories are Everything