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Climbing the World to End Alzheimer's
Jun 222008
 

Well the Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything has come to an end. Thanks to your generosity, about $25,000 was donated to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund – well short of my $100,000 goal. When I started this journey in January 2007, I set two goals: raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s research and return to Everest. Now that it is over, I am pleased on both counts but hoped for more donations. There is still time. Just click on this link to make your donation online. It was an incredible year. I never in my wildest dreams thought continue reading

Jun 142008
 
Everest 2008: Mountain of Politics - Part 3

This is the third of a four part series on Everest 2008. It represents my views and experiences of Everest’s South Side in the Spring of 2008. Part 1 looked at the rumors and confusion surrounding Everest as we planned our climb and during the trek to Base Camp. Part 2 details the surprise of new rules and regulations established by the Nepalese on all Everest climbers plus the protest at Camp 1. Part 3 covers our climb to Camp 2 and 3 plus what a Nepal Army sniper was doing at Camp 2 on Everest!! Everest 2008: Mountain of continue reading

Jun 072008
 

This is the second of a multi part series on Everest 2008. It represents my views and experiences of Everest’s South Side in the Spring of 2008. Part 1 looked at the rumors and confusion surrounding Everest as we planned our climb and during the trek to Base Camp. Part 2 details the surprise of new rules and regulations established by the Nepalese on all Everest climbers plus the protest at Camp 1. Everest 2008: Mountain of Politics Part 2: Volunteer Prisioners at Base Camp note: the PDF document contains all the sections. Climb On! Alan Tweet

Jun 012008
 

This is the first of a multi part series on Everest 2008. It represents my views and experiences of Everest’s South Side in the Spring of 2008. Everest 2008: Mountain of Politics Part 1: Rumors of Demise Climb On! Alan Tweet

May 302008
 

I am back home and doing well. I will post a complete recap of the entire Everest 2008 experience on this site soon. Thanks for everyone’s incredible support. You will receive an email notification if you signed up when it is ready. Climb On! Alan Tweet

May 232008
 

To hear this Everest audio dispatch, just click on the link. Thanks for listening and following Alan on The Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything. This is about more than just climbing mountains…. Everest 2008 Wrap-Up Climb On! Alan Tweet

Summit Update

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May 202008
 

Unfortunately, Alan has had to turn around at the Balcony. He was extremely tired and decided to return to Camp 4. He is obviously very disappointed and wants everyone to know that he gave it his best shot. When I spoke to him he was safely back in camp. Alan wishes to thank everyone for their support and good wishes. Cathy Tweet

May 202008
 

To hear this Everest audio dispatch, just click on the link. Thanks for listening and following Alan on The Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything. This is about more than just climbing mountains…. Click to hear the South Col Audio Dispatch Climb On! Alan Tweet

May 192008
 

To hear this Everest audio dispatch, just click on the link. Thanks for listening and following Alan on The Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything. This is about more than just climbing mountains…. Everest 2008 from camp 3 on the Lhotse Face Climb On! Alan Tweet

Summit Bid Plans

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May 162008
 
Summit Bid Plans

After a year of planning, working and dreaming, I leave for the summit of Mt. Everest on Saturday, May 17. Before I go into the details, I want to acknowledge what a gift this past year has been and how fortunate I feel to be in this position. Tweet