Back at My Second Home

Kathmandu, Nepal October 26, 2016Dear Family & Friends:Today was a busy, but fabulous, day. I’m so happy to be back in Nepal. I was up at 5 am, after 6-hours of sleep. I had breakfast with David in the restaurant at 7 am. It was so good to reconnect with him for this great adventure. We are […]


More Contretemps at the Airport

Kathmandu, Nepal October 26, 2017 Dear Family & Friends: Picking up where Lisa left off, I missed my October 23, 9:30 am departure  by 12 hours. So, here I am at LAX at 6:30 pm on October 23, and my flight doesn’t leave until 1 am on October 24. What to do for 6 hours? I’m tired […]


He Missed His Flight But He’s Off!

October 24, 2016 This post is from his daughter Lisa. ———————————————————————————————————————— He missed his flight by exactly 12 hours, but he is off! After a year of meticulous planning for this trip, we received this email last night: “9:30” departure means 9:30 am, not 9:30 pm. My flight left this morning. This absurd error cost me […]


Liftoff and Where’s Bill?

Costa Mesa, Ca. October 23, 2016 Dear Family & Friends: I’m over the moon excited! Tonight, I depart for Kathmandu, Nepal. This is my 10th trip to Nepal in the last 10 years. Some of my friends call me “Mr.Mayor” (of Kathmandu). David, my climbing partner, calls me “El Capitan.” This is the trip I have […]