Everest 2024: Everyday Everest Podcast Series Part 2–Hello Kathmandu

Welcome to Part 2 of  Everyday Everest, my new Podcast series during the Everest 2024 climbing season. I’ll continue my annual coverage as usual.

Based on my 2020 Virtual Everest series, I’ll have a twenty-minute updated episode of the story a few times a week for the next two months. Everyday Everest follows a fictional team of nine climbers and their personal Sherpas from leaving home, trekking to base camp, acclimatizing, and finally, on their summit push and returning home.

In this Part 2, our protagonist, Harper looked at the Boudhanath stupa with admiration. The 2015 earthquake damaged the stupa, but you would never know that now. She looked at the eyes of Buddha and remembered the saying, “Buddha is always watching.” Somehow she found that comforting.

The main characters are

  1. Harper – protagonist, strong climber,  Aconcagua, Denali (Husband -Marc, Daughter – Olivia, Son – Jay)
  2. Dutch – solid climber, quirky
  3. Tony – solid climber, introvert, impatient
  4. Michael – Good experience, Manaslu, good friend
  5. Jim – Second Everest attempt, not strong
  6. Aaron – good climber, strong friend
  7. Bart – good climber, strong friend
  8. Pablo – weak mentally, Aconcagua, Denali
  9. Claudia – strong climber,  Aconcagua, Denali
  10. Guide John Paul – highly experienced, patient, good leader
  11. Sidar and Guide – Dawa Sherpa
  12. Guide – Gyalzen Sherpa
  13. Guide – Tenzing Sherpa

We will go through Everest climbing each day as the team arrives in Kathmandu, flies to Luka, and treks to EBC. We’ll follow them at base camp through the acclimatization rotations and receive invaluable help from the Icefall Doctors and Climbing Sherpas. And, of course, the summit pushes starting in mid-May.

While there will be accurate historical references, this series is a work of fiction.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, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Next up is Part 2, “Kathmandu”

Climb On!
Alan
Memories are Everything


Everyday Everest Part 2 Podcast

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