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Aug 272013
Manaslu 2013 - Memories of Kathmandu

The rush of memories was overwhelming. Each mile, each segment across the Pacific brought me closer to Nepal, and further from home. Connections between two worlds. Strong memories of each. At hour 18, I walked the empty spaces of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport passing the time between flights. Stoping dead in my tracks I stared at the sign – Thai Airways TG 319: Kathmandu. A smile crept across my face. I looked around to see if anyone noticed but I was alone. My previous flights were mostly on-time and uneventful, just as I like. I got my window seat on the continue reading

Aug 232013
Manaslu 2013: Thoughts as I Board the Plane

Leaving home for an 8000 meter climb is always a time of mixed emotions. On one hand, s I am excited to return to the high mountains and expedition life but on the other, ed I am leaving home for a long time. Climbing Manaslu will be a series of firsts for me. I have never been to this part of Nepal. It is more remote and primitive than the Khumbu area around Everest. Also it will be my first 8000m climb after reaching the summit of Everest almost two and half years ago. The climb itself will be different continue reading

Aug 042013
Manaslu 2013: An 8000m Expedition

Well it is time to climb again! A big climb that is: Manaslu 26, 759’/8156m. If you have been following me in 2013, I have been busy training. Back in January, I had knee surgery so was uncertain if I could get ready for Manaslu but after 25+ summits on Colorado 14,000 foot mountains, many with heavy packs, I feel ready and confident. This will be my fifth climb on a 8000m mountain (Everest, Broad Peak, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma and now Manaslu). Well actually, eight if you include all my Everest attempts. I will be climbing with Phil Crampton’s Altitude continue reading

2010 Team List

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Mar 152010
2010 Team List

My coverage of Everest benefits Alzheimer’s research. If you enjoy this coverage, please donate generously today. 100% of all donations go to research – zero to me. I summited Everest on May 21, 2011. The reports can be read on my Blog On this page you will find the 2010 team’s final statistics based on their public information and an overview of this season’s most recent stories. Click on any headline to read the full story. See a list of all Everest 2010 Posts. 513 total summits     South Col Route   TEAMS BC C1 C2 C3 C4 Summit: continue reading