General EMAIL :
If you send me
an email, I will do my best to return a thoughtful response based only
on my personal experience.
Limitations on Email: I do not give direct advice
because it is impossible for me to know someone's experience, condition, strengths, weakness, etc so I just provide information based on my own experiences or post general Q&A. I also will not provide advice or comment on any medical subjects or engage in a discussion if you have a medical condition.
Remember that I am an individual, not a company or a guide and provide my website based on my own experiences to share my outdoor adventure and promote Alzheimer's causes.
If you are interested in using an image, please review this information before sending an email.
Send the email to:
with "Climbing" in the subject
or the name of a mountain you are asking about (Everest or Aconcagua
or Longs Peak for example) in the subject it will get pass all the spam
Please note that I have rarely agreed to using my images or content in books given publisher's terms (full and perpetual ownership in all current and future forms) so please only contact me if you are self published or have 100% control over the terms.
Please send an email to:
with "Speaking" in the subject
for details on booking me for
your next event. I will send you detailed information, meeting planner,
fee information and the booking agreement for your review.
This is a comment from one of my recent events:
"... we are quite pleased with the end result and you were definitively
the best Keynote speaker the event ever had!"
Director of Marketing, Abila, inc
For an overview on Alan's presentations, please visit this link.
Please send an email to:
with "Press Inquiry " in the subject
to begin an engagement
that will result in a media event (print, audio, television, internet).
There is no charge for simple questions but for full length articles,
extensive conversations or research using the unique knowledge I have,
there is an hourly rate with market fee for images and videos.
If I'm contacted while on a climbing expedition, for example April 1
- June 1, 2106 on Everest/Lhotse; there will be additional charges for
satellite connection times.
Alan has been featured in National Geographic, BBC, CNN, ABC, FOX, CBS,
VICE, Atlantic, Outside and Rock and Ice
Before sending an email with questions on Everest
please review the following information. Thanks!
- Consultant with a professional guide service for all qualifications, training, schedules and gear.
- Gain climbing experience to be as self sufficient as possible. All the climbing techniques and skills should be in your muscle memory and not a conscious thought
- Prepare your body to be in “Everest Shape” which is beyond "the best shape of your life"
- Build mental toughness to push yourself while being willing to turn back for safety
I created these pages on Everest based my experiences. They are intended
to share my experiences and are not recommendations. Please review before
sending an email.
- Everest Frequently Asked Questions
- Skills and Experience
- Training and Fitness
- Everest Gear
- South Side Route Overview
- North Side Route Overview
- A description of my first Everest South Climb in 2002
- A full report of my Everest South Summit in 2011
Disclaimers and Legal Notice
Because I am an individual, not a company or a guide and provide my website solely based on my own experiences, I do not provide advice. Please consult a professional for all decisions regarding any topic on this site. Many dangerous activities such as high-altitude alpine mountaineering, ice and rock climbing or bungy jumping are described on this site. While I (Alan) hope you gain enjoyment from my experiences, please make your own decisions about dangerous sports, who to go with, when, how and all the other decisions involved only after your own serious research. My experiences are my own and will not be what you would experience. You can be injured or die from participating in the activities I describe.
Through this website are links to other websites which are not under my control. I have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed or products advertised or offered within them.
Any reliance you place on any information found on this website, including in forums, comments or any other location, or through links to others site is strictly at your own risk.
I (Alan) MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND, REGARDING THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILTY OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES SPECIFICALLY INCLUDES NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.