Virtual Everest 2020: Weekend Video Update April 12- Guy Cotter Interview

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During this Virtual Everest 2020 – Support the Climbing Sherpas project, I’m adding a new aspect of my coverage, a video report on most Sundays. I will recap the week and preview what we can expect coming up. Also a brief interview with the guides participating in the Support the Sherpa project. Today is with Adventure Consultant’s Guy Cotter.

If you have a question or topic you want to be addressed, let me know.

Virtual Everest 2020 – Support the Climbing Sherpas is a joint project of Alan Arnette and several global guide companies. Our objective is to entertain Everest fans during the Coronavirus spring closure and raise money to help the Climbing Sherpas who are not working this spring. While there will be accurate historical references, this series is a work of fiction. Names, characters, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Please join us by making a donation using the links below plus by adding your Everest experiences in the comment section.

 Video Update by Alan and Interview with Adventure Consultant’s Guy Cotter

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Who, how much, and how often you donate is a personal decision. Maybe you climbed with one of the guides, or plan to one day. Perhaps you have followed them for years and want to support their Climbing Sherpa team, or maybe you support by geography – Nepali, American, Austrian, British, New Zealand. It’s up to you and will be much appreciated.

My sincere appreciation to those companies who accepted my invitation to join Virtual Everest 2020 – Support the Climbing Sherpas:

For an overview of the Virtual Everest 2020 – Support the Climbing Sherpas, please visit this post.

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4 thoughts on “Virtual Everest 2020: Weekend Video Update April 12- Guy Cotter Interview

  1. Thanks so much for doing this, Alan. It is great on multiple dimensions. I was scheduled to be on Everest this year with Alpine Ascents; virtual is now better than nothing.

    Two questions:

    1) Will you be integrating actual weather conditions into your fictional climb, (e.g. summit weather windows, etc)? I am guessing that would be hard to do, but am curious. If no, will you be updating on actual conditions on the mountain from time to time?

    2) Similar question regarding the serac above the icefall that hampered post monsoon teams in 2019. Do you know it’s current status and will updates on that appear on your blog?

    Again, thank you for all you are doing

    1. Thanks Tom, I’ve been integrating some the of real-time, real-world NatGeo weather data already but will probably stick with the traditional dates for when the ropes reach the summit, first member summits and May 18-21 when 80% of all summits traditionally occur but don’t have a road map per-se. I talked about the serac in the first couple of posts around April 3. I’m sure it will come back and play a role once they start climbing in the Icefall.

      1. Hi Alan….it is important you can issue a guarantee that monies raised WILL go to the individual Sherpas and not be collected by the trekking conpanies and syphoned off to management. This happened in the 2015 earthquake period.

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