Everest 2024: Everyday Everest Podcast Series Part 9–Summit Date Planned

Part 9 of Everyday Everest, my new Podcast series, drops today with chapters 28, 29 and 30. I’ll continue my annual coverage as usual.

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

In Part 9, our protagonist, Harper, and the team discuss what day they should target for their Everest summit, “Claudia smiled in admiration, “So, May 19th, it is!” Aaron dropped his head, deep in concentration. Dutch took center stage, “Today is May 2nd, so that’s 17 days from now. We have to get back up to C2 then overnight at C3, and back here.” Michael leaned in, “I think we need four days for the C3 rotation and at least six days for the summit push and return. That’s ten days on the mountain, meaning we have seven days for rest and weather delays. Pretty tight.”

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While there will be accurate historical references, this series is a work of fiction.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 are products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Now, Part 9–Summit Date Planned

Climb On!
Alan
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Everyday Everest Podcast Part 9–Summit Date Planned

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  1. Thank you so much for Everyday Everest! This podcast series is fantastic. I will send more soon but just want to thank you. I am an avid listener!

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