14 responses

  1. Henno Taams
    April 4, 2013

    Hi Alan,

    again enjoyed reading it but there is a question:
    if you look in HimEx’ first blogpost you’ll see David as a member for both the Everest and the Lhotse expedition.
    do you know anything about this? link provided. http://himalayanexperience.com/newsletters/everest-south-2013/newsletter-1
    also, do you have any news on Ueli Steck and Simone Moro’s exp?

    Henno Taams

    • Alan Arnette
      April 4, 2013

      Hi Henno. David has not published his overall plans but obviously being on both permits implies an attempt of both 8000m mountains. This has become more common over the past few years with climbers summiting Everest then going directly to Lhotse. Steck and Moro are in Kathmandu but are not telling the world of their plans.

  2. zachary zaitzeff
    February 13, 2013

    Hi Alan,

    Another great interview. Best of Luck to David. He is super strong. He passed me on the Lhoste Face like I was standing still and smiled and said “hi” while doing it..


  3. Kate E Smith
    February 13, 2013

    Hi Alan have had difficulty posting my comment so one last try. Another great interview. David Tait is just my type of guy to follow up a mountain because he takes you body and soul along with him. I am really looking forward to his expedition this Spring, quite a challenge. I wish him the best of luck and above all, stay safe. Cheers Kate

  4. Eugene
    February 13, 2013

    All wishes to my mate David.
    I had the honor to share 2009 Everest Expedition with him and his birthday cake after the summit!

    Two small confusions with the date :
    2007 for the double traverse and 2009 for the climb with Sherpas !


    • Alan Arnette
      February 13, 2013

      Thanks Eugene

  5. Ginny Lyford
    February 13, 2013

    What a wonderful interview with David Tait ! I am looking forward to more of your personal interviews with the climbers who are not featured in the press. Your writing is always so informative Alan. thank you………ginny

  6. Colin Wallace
    February 13, 2013

    Left a comment on your blog as usual Alan!

  7. Colin
    February 13, 2013

    Another great interview Alan!

    David is a remarkable guy, I interviewed him back in 2008 for my website ‘Mount Everest The British Story’, he is dedicated in raising as much money as he can for his charity, just like you Alan.

    I wish you all the very best in your climb David, I for one will be following you all the way.


    href=”http://www.everest1953.co.uk/DavidTait.php”>David Tait Interview

  8. Dr M Chandrashekhar
    February 13, 2013

    Great interview with David Tait. David is so humble inspite of his achievements. His respect for Sherpas is coming from his long association & deep bonding with them. I also liked his comments about Phurba Tashi of Himex.

    Wish You all Success, David !

  9. Domenic Serrone
    February 13, 2013

    I know Alan, but I think a lot of people like me sometimes forget or in some cases never even hear about people like Phurba.

  10. Alan Arnette
    February 13, 2013

    Domenic, David is quite generous with his admiration for Phurba. See his answer to my third question.

  11. Domenic Serrone
    February 13, 2013

    Let’s give this guy some credit as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phurba_Tashi

  12. Mark Rickert
    February 13, 2013

    Great article Alan Arnette Thanks for starting my day off with the mountains. 🙂 What a life David has led and I admire him!

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