The Blog on alanarnette.com http://www.alanarnette.com/blog Climbing the World to End Alzheimer's Wed, 04 May 2016 13:58:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Everest/Lhotse 2016: Season Continues, But Not For Me http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/05/01/everestlhotse-2016-season-continues-not/#utm_source=arnette-blog&utm_medium=arnette-blog&utm_campaign=arnette-blog http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/05/01/everestlhotse-2016-season-continues-not/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 03:14:23 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=22538 Everest/Lhotse 2016 carries on as smoothly as a season goes, and now without me. I’ll get to my situation in a moment but as ...

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Everest/Lhotse 2016: A Mid-Season Update http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/26/everestlhotse-2016-mid-season-update/#utm_source=arnette-blog&utm_medium=arnette-blog&utm_campaign=arnette-blog http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/26/everestlhotse-2016-mid-season-update/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:08:18 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=22512 Everest 2016 is developing into a ‘normal’ season. As we enter the last week of April, climbers are working hard to get their acclimatization ...

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Everest/Lhotse 2016: Into the Cwm for First Rotation http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/24/everestlhotse-2016-cwm-first-rotation/#utm_source=arnette-blog&utm_medium=arnette-blog&utm_campaign=arnette-blog http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/24/everestlhotse-2016-cwm-first-rotation/#comments Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:11:30 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=22503 Time has come to leave Everest Base Camp for our team’s acclimatization rotation to Camp 1 and Camp 2 in the Western Cwm. The purpose ...

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Everest/Lhotse 2016: Gear Ferried into Western Cwm as Safety Move http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/22/everestlhotse-2016-gear-ferried-western-cwm-saftey-move/#utm_source=arnette-blog&utm_medium=arnette-blog&utm_campaign=arnette-blog http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/22/everestlhotse-2016-gear-ferried-western-cwm-saftey-move/#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:31:04 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=22492 A bit of Everest history happening right now, 10:00 am April 23, 2016 Nepal time. Summit rope fixing gear (rope, anchors, oxygen for the ...

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Everest/Lhotse 2016: Everest ER to the Aid of All http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/22/everestlhotse-2016-everest-er-aid/#utm_source=arnette-blog&utm_medium=arnette-blog&utm_campaign=arnette-blog http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/22/everestlhotse-2016-everest-er-aid/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:07:00 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=22483 For the past 13 seasons a team of volunteers from across the globe have come to Everest Base Camp on the Nepal side to give aid to ...

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Everest/Lhotse 2016: Nepal Approves Major Safety Change for Everest http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/21/everestlhotse-2016-nepal-approves-major-safety-change-everest/#utm_source=arnette-blog&utm_medium=arnette-blog&utm_campaign=arnette-blog http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/21/everestlhotse-2016-nepal-approves-major-safety-change-everest/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:47:15 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=22476 The Nepal Ministry of Tourism who manages Everest and other Nepali peaks often makes announcements that seemingly have no foundation in reality, for example ...

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Everest/Lhotse 2016: Sacred Birds and Kala Patar http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/20/everestlhotse-2016-sacred-birds-kala-patar/#utm_source=arnette-blog&utm_medium=arnette-blog&utm_campaign=arnette-blog http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/20/everestlhotse-2016-sacred-birds-kala-patar/#respond Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:25:59 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=22458 Trying climb an 8000 meter mountain is like building a house while living in it and waiting for the roof to be installed. Today, ...

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Everest/Lhotse 2016: Sherpa Training for Saftey and Longetivity http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/19/everestlhotse-2016-sherpa-training-saftey-longetivity/#utm_source=arnette-blog&utm_medium=arnette-blog&utm_campaign=arnette-blog http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/19/everestlhotse-2016-sherpa-training-saftey-longetivity/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:29:14 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=22439 A common question about Everest is how to make it safer. With over 30 deaths just in the past two years, climbers, Sherpas and ...

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Everest/Lhotse 2016: Tears Right Below the Surface http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/18/everestlhotse-2016-tears-right-surface/#utm_source=arnette-blog&utm_medium=arnette-blog&utm_campaign=arnette-blog http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/18/everestlhotse-2016-tears-right-surface/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:16:32 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=22429 April 18, 2014 at 6:35 am, a small section of a long standing feature on the West Shoulder of Everest, aka an objective hazard, ...

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Everest/Lhotse 2016: First Trip into the Khumbu Icefall http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/16/everestlhotse-2016-first-trip-khumbu-icefall/#utm_source=arnette-blog&utm_medium=arnette-blog&utm_campaign=arnette-blog http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2016/04/16/everestlhotse-2016-first-trip-khumbu-icefall/#respond Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:44:39 +0000 http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/?p=22411 Today our Altitude Junkies team, along with a few other teams, made the first sortie into the Khumbu Icefall. We got up at 4:30 ...

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