Just a quick note to say thank you to all my readers, followers and supporters in 2012. My site has over 1 million loyal readers who follow me to keep up on climbing, Everest, my own adventures and, of course, Alzheimer’s.
In that respect, a very special thank you to everyone who made a donation this year to one of the non-profits. 100% of your money goes to Alzheimer’s causes and none ever to me. I deeply appreciate your support and look forward to more in 2013.
2012 was a good year with more climbs, talks, friends and family. I spoke at 19 events, many keynotes, raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s causes. I was very proud that the short documentary of my 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s was shown on the AARP TV network (and on my home page of my site).
I had successful summits of three serious mountains: Ben Nevis (Scotland), Alpamayo (Peru) and Rainier (Washington St). Multiple climbs of 14ers and Longs (5 summits this year alone), plus lots of rock, ice and fun climbs with my friends.
Looking at next year, my annual coverage of the Everest 2013 spring season starts soon where I will do my best to report on the facts, demystify some of the aura of Everest and try to bring this incredible mountain to climbers, fans and observers back home.
As for me, I hope to climb another 8000m meter mountain later in 2013 – details soon. This will be my eighth climb on one the 8000m Big Peaks thus I will be training hard once again in my Colorado mountains to be ready.
My best wishes for a peaceful, happy and successful 2013 for each of you.
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