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Climbing the World to End Alzheimer's
May 202011

Audio Dispatch
This is the latest audio dispatch live from Mt. Everest; the third of Alan’s 7 Summits climbs.
Click to hear the audio: Everest 2011 Summit Call
These climbs are to raise Alzheimer’s awareness and $1M for research. Please donate today.

Climb On!
Memories are Everything

  128 Responses to “Audio Dispatch from Mt. Everest”


    Congratulations! Alan, we are very proud of you! I believe tears and smiles cannot describe about your current emotion and feelings! You made it! My friend!


    Just amazing Alan. Really proud of you man. You worked so hard for this.


    Alan, Your site has been a FAVOURITE of mine for about 2yrs & I follow your adventures with keen interest. Congratulations on your achievement – your determination and indomitability is well nigh unmatchable and definitely enviable!!! Wishing you well as you pursue your dream. What an inspiration you are! You are one in a million! Take care, Louise from South Africa


    Congratulations Alan, you are an inspiration to all of us watching your determination and dedication! Safe climb down.


    I have been following your progress and you are incredible. Congratulations on reaching your goal.


    Alan, I have been thinking of you all along the way! Your voice on the summit is absolutely incredible, and I could feel your emotion of the accomplishment, and your unending passion for your mission. There is no greater inspiration than that! Thank you thank you from all of us who wish to reach for the summits for their loved ones!


    HORAAAYYYYYY Alan – fantastic job!! Climb down safely.


    Amazing and inspiring! Congratulations, Alan!


    oh yes alan!

    many congratulations!!!!!!!!!!


    hi, alan.
    since 2007 i constantly visit your site. that you made the summit finally this year for this great aim to generate lots of dollars for the alzheimer fund, wow, that’s really, really awesome!
    congratulations from cologne, germany.

    climb on and be successful by climbing the remaining summits!


    Absolutely wonderful Alan! Congratulations ! Be safe. . . . jenny, South Africa


    Well done Alan!!! Knew you’d do it! Your Mum was with you as were all of us. And we’re with you all the way back down. Thank you for your inspiration & bringing awareness to the journey of Alzheimer’s. It was great hearing you on top of the world.

    Bec in Sydney Australia


    Thanks Alan, you brought us all with you, will miss reading your updates once you get home..


    What a tribute to you and your mom. Very exciting. Very touching. This flatlander from Illinois thanks you for taking us up the mountain. Safe travels home.


    Congratulations from Amsterdam, Alan! It was great to see your name on the IMG’s list of summiteers!


    Just heard your summit message now! Wonderful!! Congratulations, Alan!! What an amazing accomplishment! Your Mom would be so proud! I’m humbled to think I climbed with you this last summer! Godspeed for a safe descent. Climb on!!



    Come on folks, how about we all pitch (again) to the cause!



    “Climb on” says it ALL! Thanks for your message – filled with power, determination, inspiration, compassion and the bold reminder that, once we get through this part of our painful journey, we have the power to use our energy to CLIMB ON and help better the world. Safe travels to you, Alan – now and always! 🙂

    ~ Joleen Firek


    Alan… I cried tears of joy along with you while listening to your summit audio dispatch. I am so proud of you. Thank you for what you are doing to raise awareness for this disease that took your mom and mine ….and so many other moms/dads. Cant you just hear your mom saying “glad you got that climbing thing out of your system”….LOL..


    I am so happy for you Alan, not only was it to the balcony and beyond, you jacked it all the way to the summit! What a fabulous effort on your part, what an effort for this bad disease. So proud of you and for you. Please be safe on the way down, so we can share in more of your stories, and memories.



    Bless you for doing this and putting Alzheimer’s in the minds and hearts of so many people. Your tender feelings strike a chord with so many of us and your positive attitude and diligent quest to help with the disease are uplifting and inspiring to all, but especially to those who are traveling the Alzheimer’s path with our parents, families and friends. Thank you very much.


    Just to say one BIG congratulations to you. I am very proud of you and you have earned your achievement. Keep safe and be careful on the way down…. I have followed your climb from Scotland and you should feel very proud that you have been able to stand on top of the world
    From Ana in Scotland, best of luck in the future.
    Wel done and climb on!


    YES!!!!!! I am so happy for you, Alan. Get down safely.


    Congratulations Alan!!! Make it down safely. I am eating a chocolate bar in your honor. Climb on and you have made those memories!!


    Comment number 103!!! So many people follow your progress and have been willing you to get to that summit and back down saftely. We were all routing for you and are so so happy for you.
    Climbing a mountain isn’t about the mountain at all. It’s not about the summit, it’s what you take from the experience. Alongside that, your efforts for the Alzheimer’s Society are remarkable. Your mum would be so incredibly proud.
    Huge huge congratulations. Much deserved.


    Your tears of joy are felt by all. Your reality is only the dreams of many. Be proud of your accomplishments and thank you for inviting us to share. Congratulations!


    Congratulations Alan!! VERY happy for you… you deserve this. Safe home now.


    Congrats! We’ve really enjoyed you’re blog the last few years. Great job finally getting to the top of this one.