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May 2008 Archives

May 7, 2008

Everest 2008 has had more

Everest 2008 has had more surprises than a Dick Cheney bird hunt. We have had several successful round trips through the Icefall plus several nights at Camp 1 and 2. Now are ready for the key climb to Camp 3 for a night.

Then the summit!

I am finding the climbing on Everest quite different than on my previous trips.

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May 9, 2008

The Killer Cwm

Today we are comfortably resting at Camp 2. Everyone is in good health and spirits after a breakfast of toast and omlets.

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May 11, 2008

Lhotse Face

We are in our tents at 23,350' on the Lhotse Face listening to the snow gently falling.

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May 13, 2008

The sun was so bright

The sun was so bright in my tent that I put my sunglasses on before getting out of my sleeping bag. The rumors of a foot of snow proved false this morning. I awoke to the sound of Lama Thame Sherpa chanting his morning prayers. I was back in base camp.

We completed a major milestone in climbing Everest – spending a night at camp 3 on the Lhotse Face. It was everything I remembered and more.

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May 16, 2008

Summit Bid Plans

After a year of planning, working and dreaming, I leave for the summit of Mt. Everest on Saturday, May 17.

Before I go into the details, I want to acknowledge what a gift this past year has been and how fortunate I feel to be in this position.

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May 19, 2008

Audio Dispatch from Camp 3

To hear this Everest audio dispatch, just click on the play button. Thanks for listening and following Alan on The Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything. This is about more than just climbing mountains....

Climb On!

Alan

May 20, 2008

Audio Dispatch from South Col/Camp 4

To hear this Everest audio dispatch, just click on the play button. Thanks for listening and following Alan on The Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything. This is about more than just climbing mountains....

Climb On!

Alan

Summit Update

Unfortunately, Alan has had to turn around at the Balcony. He was extremely tired and decided to return to Camp 4. He is obviously very disappointed and wants everyone to know that he gave it his best shot. When I spoke to him he was safely back in camp. Alan wishes to thank everyone for their support and good wishes.

Cathy

May 23, 2008

Audio Dispatch: Alan Headed Home

To hear this Everest audio dispatch, just click on the play button. Thanks for listening and following Alan on The Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything. This is about more than just climbing mountains....

Climb On!

Alan

May 30, 2008

Everest 2008 Recap Comming Soon.

I am back home and doing well. I will post a complete recap of the entire Everest 2008 experience on this site soon. Thanks for everyone's incredible support. You will receive an email notification if you signed up when it is ready.

Climb On!

Alan

About May 2008

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