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.
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.
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If you put "Climbing" or the name of a mountain you are asking
about (Everest or Aconcagua or Longs Peak for example) in the subject it
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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.
My thoughts for anyone considering Everest:
- Consultant with a professional guide service for all qualifications,
training, schedules and gear.
- Gain climbing experience to be as self
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:
Frequently Asked Questions
- Everest Gear
Side Route Overview
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
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the views expressed or products advertised or offered within them.
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including in forums, comments or any other location, or through links to
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