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Feb 182021
 
Everest 2021: Special Edition - Video Interview with Dawa Steven Sherpa, Asian Trekking

As I covered in a recent post, Everest 2021 is coming on soon. There are questions as to whether operators should run their programs at all. A few have canceled their Everest ’21 but many, including Asian Trekking, are moving forward with confidence. Early reports suggest Nepal could issue well over 300 foreigner permits, high but under the record 382 in 2019. Also, it appears that COVD is slowing in Nepal with over one third of the population already vaccinated.

Feb 122021
 
Everest 2021: Special Edition - Video Interview with Mark Gunlogson, Mountain Madness

 As I covered in a recent post, Everest 2021 is coming on soon. There are questions as to whether operators should run their programs at all. Many are moving forward but a few are not. I discuss the situation with Mark Gunlogson, Mountain Madness who has canceled his expedition from the Nepal side this spring. They are running a fundraiser with partners who will provide matching funds to support vaccinations in Nepal. We also explore MM’s other trips around the world.

Jan 292021
 
Everest 2021: Special Edition - Video Interview with Adrian Ballinger, Alpenglow

 As I covered in a recent post, Everest 2021 is coming on soon. There are questions as to whether operators should run their programs at all. Many are moving forward but a few are not. I discuss the situation with Adrian Ballinger, founder of Alpenglow Expeditions who has canceled his expedition from the Tibet side this spring. We also talk about the historic K2 Winter summit.

May 032020
 
Virtual Everest 2020: Weekend Video Update April 26- Greg Vernovage  Interview

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 Climbing Sherpa project. Today is with International Mountain Guides (IMG) Greg Vernovage 

Virtual Everest 2020: Weekend Video Update April 26- Lukas Furtenbach Interview

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Apr 262020
 
Virtual Everest 2020: Weekend Video Update April 26- Lukas Furtenbach Interview

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 Climbing Sherpa project. Today is with Furtenbach Adventures’s Lukas Furtenbach 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 continue reading