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Mar 132015
 
The 8000 Meter Mountains

1-Everest Other names: Sagamartha, Chomolangma or Qomolangma Altitude: 8848 m, 29,028 feet Location: Tibet / Nepal First ascent: May 29, 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay with a British expedition Summits/Deaths: 7,000/276 or 4.14% Challenge : The two normal routes are mostly non-technical climbs but it is the altitude that makes Everest difficult. The south has the Khumbu Icefall that has claimed many lives and on the summit push, the Hillary Step, a short section of rock, challenges some people. The North side is windy and cold with a lot of exposed rock. On both routes fixed ropes continue reading

Feb 232015
 
Lhotse 2015: A Personal Commitment

In early April, advice I’m returning to Nepal, the Himalaya and to the Everest region. This will be my 11th trip since 1997 and I will be climbing the world’s fourth highest mountain, Lhotse at 27,940 feet or 8516 meters. As always, I will use my attempt to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s Disease but this time not only for donations to research but to ask readers and followers to join the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry. A Personal Commitment The day my mom, Ida, asked me “Who are you?” was the day my life changed forever. I made a personal commitment to continue reading

Jan 012015
 
Project 8000 for Alzheimer's

First, click I want to wish everyone a wonderful 2015. As many of you know, K2 was a tough climb for me causing me to go to places I never knew existed within myself. Now that I have taken time to reflect on that experience, I want to build upon what I learned. The fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s needs our unified support, caregivers need more help than ever and for me, I want to feed my passion for climbing. I am driven by the intersection of purpose and passion thus with great excitement I want to share continue reading