The Blog on alanarnette.com http://www.alanarnette.com/blog Climbing the World to End Alzheimer's Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:30:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.3 Announcement: Everest 2015: Team Locations http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/02/27/everest-2015-team-locations/ http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/02/27/everest-2015-team-locations/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:44:50 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=20560 Welcome to Alan Arnette’s Everest 2015 coverage My coverage is based on my own summit and climb experiences, research, sources, and public information. I try to provide insight and interpretation of the activities ranging from routes to weather to the challenge of climbing Everest.  I will be climbing Lhotse thus will be reporting from Everest continue reading

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Alan Arnette: Audio Dispatch from Lhotse for Alzheimer’s http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/26/alan-arnette-audio-dispatch-from-lhotse-for-alzheimers-2/ http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/26/alan-arnette-audio-dispatch-from-lhotse-for-alzheimers-2/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:30:22 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=20931 This is the latest audio update from Alan Arnette climbing Lhotse for Alzheimer's. Please sign up for the Alzheimer's Prevention Registry.

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Alan Arnette: Audio Dispatch from Lhotse for Alzheimer’s http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/25/alan-arnette-audio-dispatch-from-lhotse-for-alzheimers/ http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/25/alan-arnette-audio-dispatch-from-lhotse-for-alzheimers/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:59:45 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=20929 This is the latest audio update from Alan Arnette climbing Lhotse for Alzheimer's. Please sign up for the Alzheimer's Prevention Registry.

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Everest 2015: First Steps in the Icefall http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/22/everest-2015-first-steps-in-the-icefall/ http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/22/everest-2015-first-steps-in-the-icefall/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:49:55 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=20905 Long Expeditions are often filled with a lot of down time, sometimes by design to let your body adjust to the altitude and other times due to unforeseen events. Well we have had a bit of both thus far. I have been gone from home for 3 weeks so I’m ready to do some climbing. continue reading

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Everest 2015: Weekend Update – April 19 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/19/everest-2015-weekend-update-april-19/ http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/19/everest-2015-weekend-update-april-19/#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:08:46 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=20885 I will try to do a weekend update each Sunday while on Everest/Lhotse. This update is all about the weather. We arrived at Everest Base Camp on Monday, April 13 to heavy snow, and overcast skies – and that is the story of the week. Each day brought cold temps and culminated with a very continue reading

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Everest 2015: April 18, A Black Day with Lessons for all http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/17/everest-2015-april-18-black-day-lessons/ http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/17/everest-2015-april-18-black-day-lessons/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:45:02 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=20869 It was one year ago today that a hanging wall of ice fell onto the Khumbu Icefall, the gateway to the south side of Mt. Everest, killing 16 mountain workers waiting for a ladder to be repaired that crossed a deep crevasse. Today, I’m at Everest Base Camp attempting to use almost the same route continue reading

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Everest 2015: New Icefall Route Proving Fickle http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/16/everest-2015-new-icefall-route-proving-fickle/ http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/16/everest-2015-new-icefall-route-proving-fickle/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:19:30 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=20862 Today, Friday, April 17, a collapse of a four ladder traverse across a huge crevasse in the middle of the Icefall, caused 80 Sherpas to turn back. There were no injuries. The Icefall Doctors will go back up to inspect the situation and either reinstall the ladders, or find a new route around the crevasse. continue reading

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Everest 2015: Blessings on the Mountain http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/16/everest-2015-blessings-on-the-mountain/ http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/16/everest-2015-blessings-on-the-mountain/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:21:55 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=20850 Before climbing in the Himalaya with Sherpas, a Puja ceremony must be held. There can be multiple Pujas, or blessing. For example we had one with Lama Geshi a few days ago in his home in Pangyboche. Yesterday, Wednesday April 15, we held our Puja at our Base Camp for our Everest and Lhotse climbs. continue reading

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Everest 2015: “Safer and Shorter” from Head of the Icefall Doctors http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/14/everest-2015-safer-and-shorter-from-head-of-the-icefall-doctors/ http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/14/everest-2015-safer-and-shorter-from-head-of-the-icefall-doctors/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:13:25 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=20819 “Safer and shorter”, that is what the leader of the Icefall Doctors told me this morning on camera in an “exclusive interview” at Everest Base Camp. Looking at the Icefall, I am still in awe that is climbed each year. From my perspective it looks more broken and jumbled but I will have a better continue reading

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Everest 2015: Updates and Impressions http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/12/everest-2015-updates-and-impressions/ http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2015/04/12/everest-2015-updates-and-impressions/#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:21:46 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=20799 We are now at Gorak Shep and will arrive at Everest Base Camp tomorrow, Monday April 13. While the route has been fixed through the Icefall to Camp 1, there have been no reports of teams starting their climbs. Most are either still trekking in or doing acclimatization exercises on Lobuche Peak, or to Pumori continue reading

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