Eight Summits Update

Costa Mesa, Ca. April 10, 2018 Dear Family & Friends: I hope the first quarter of 2018 has brought you health, happiness and a rich bounty of God’s blessings. It seems time for an Eight Summits update, so here goes. Burke Khang Fall 2017 Expedition I came home from the Fall 2017 Burke Khang expedition […]


My Annual New Year’s Message

Costa Mesa, Ca. January 1, 2018 Dear Family & Friends: During the darkest days of World War II, King George VI came to the microphone of the BBC to deliver the annual Christmas message to the British Commonwealth. He spoke these eloquent and immortal words*: I said to the man who stood at the Gate […]


Film Confab in Southhampton

Costa Mesa, California October 26, 2017 Dear Family & Friends: The BK Team (Noel, Micah, Jeff, Richard and I) met in Southhampton, New York last weekend to review the Burke-Khang photos and video footage and discuss the film. Our work was mixed with, and fueled by, a healthy dose of fine red wines. We have […]


Burke-Khang Recap

Subject: Burke-Khang Recap Costa Mesa, Ca. October 15, 2017 Dear Family & Friends: I’m home, safe, sound and happy. The Autumn, 2017 Burke-Khang expedition ranks among the top three of my Himalaya mountain climbs. The other two expeditions are the South side summit of Mt. Everest, circa 2009, and the North side summit of Mt. […]