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Jul 232007
 
Five Weeks to Shisha Pangma – Lessons from Denali

It has been four weeks since I became sick on Denali. A lot has happened since then. This dispatch is to update everyone on my status and plans as I continue the Road Back to Mt. Everest. Climbing has many similarities with so many other difficult endeavors in that when something goes wrong, you must take a philosophical approach. I have never been a medical researcher but I can imagine that after you work on a theory for a long time and it does not prove out, you take a step back – consider what might have gone wrong, what continue reading

Denali 2007 Recap

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Jul 032007
 
Denali 2007 Recap

I am now back home for a few days now and feeling better. Well, not a 100% but that is the nature of these climbs. But I am getting it together to leave for Tibet at the end of August for an attempt on Shishapangma at 26,335′. I want to thanks Debbie L. for being the first person to donate to the Memories are Everything fund – thanks Debbie. Denali was not what I was expecting. I was helicoptered off the mountain and taken by ambulance to an Anchorage area hospital – the first for me in almost 12 years continue reading

Stuck at 14,200'

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Jun 262007
 

I spoke to Alan earlier today. The team is still holding out at the 14,200′ camp due to bad weather. Hopefully, tomorrow they will be able to move higher up the mountain to either the 16,200′ or 17,200′ camp. Once at one of these camps, they might not take the usual rest day and go for the summit the very next day as they are running out of time. Everyone is doing well. Cathy Tweet

To hear this Denali 2007

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Jun 252007
 

To hear this Denali 2007 audio dispatch, just click on the play button. Thanks for listening and following me on The Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything. This is about more than just climbing mountains…. Climb On! Alan Tweet

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Jun 242007
 

To hear this Denali 2007 audio dispatch, just click on the play button. Thanks for listening and following me on The Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything. This is about more than just climbing mountains…. Climb On! Alan Tweet

To hear this Denali 2007

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Jun 242007
 

To hear this Denali 2007 audio dispatch, just click on the play button. Thanks for listening and following me on The Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything. This is about more than just climbing mountains…. Climb On! Alan Tweet

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Jun 222007
 

To hear this Denali 2007 audio dispatch, just click on the play button. Thanks for listening and following me on The Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything. This is about more than just climbing mountains…. Climb On! Alan Tweet

Jun 202007
 

To hear this Denali 2007 audio dispatch, just click on the play button. Thanks for listening and following me on The Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything. This is about more than just climbing mountains…. Climb On! Alan Tweet

Jun 192007
 

I think HipCast, which hosts Alan’s audio blogs, is down. I’m sorry that you can’t listen to Alan’s two latest blog entries. I am pretty sure the problem is with HipCast as the links to the previous blogs are also not working. I can’t even connect to their web site. Also, Alan has been unable to get his brand spanking new “HP” PDA to recharge. So…it looks like there will be no written dispatches and no pictures. At least the satellite phone is still working. I talked to Alan a couple of hours ago and he and the rest of continue reading