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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

Virtual Everest 2020: Weekend Video Update April 19- Gordon Janow Interview

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Apr 192020
 
Virtual Everest 2020: Weekend Video Update April 19- Gordon Janow 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 Alpine Ascents’ Gordon Janow. 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

Apr 122020
 
Virtual Everest 2020: Weekend Video Update April 12- Guy Cotter 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 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 continue reading

Virtual Everest 2020: Weekend Video Update April 5

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Apr 052020
 
Virtual Everest 2020: Weekend Video Update April 5

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. 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 continue reading

Jun 072019
 
Everest 2019: Season Summary The Year Everest Broke

Everest 2019 will go down as the year Everest finally broke. It was one of those seasons where a lot of things went wrong, more things went right and many trends took center stage with new and old lessons for members, support, guide companies and governments. The only remaining question is, is anyone listening? One Person’s Story There are many stories to tell this year but this one perhaps encapsulates the entire season of risks, support, drive, judgment and motivation.  Los Angles resident Mark Parella was climbing with Seven Summit Treks. A he was headed to the summit he developed snow-blindnesss continue reading

May 262019
 
Everest 2019: Weekend Update May 27 - It's Not About the Crowds

The third week of May 2019 may go down as one of the best and worse in Everest history. Over 500 people summited but it was not without cost, 10 people died, many of which were avoidable in my view. More are headed up to summit on Sunday, May 26. As I will develop in this post there are four reasons for the deaths on the Nepal side this season: Too many people Too few summit windows Too many inexperienced people climbing inadequate climber support The Joy of the Summit Not to be lost is the joy and satisfaction felt continue reading