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21
Oct

Summit Night 2014

In a normal season on Mt. Everest, there are 8-10 non-consecutive “weather-window” days during which teams can approach the summit. These weather-window days usually occur during the two-week period beginning May 17. During the rest of the early April to early June Everest season, the summit cannot be approached, either because the lines are not […]

8
Oct

Las Vegas to Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa, California October 8, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: I’m home! The ride home began with a rainstorm just outside of  Las Vegas. Don’t tell me that storm was a freak act of nature in the desert. When that didn’t stop me, the clouds parted, and the sun moved in for the kill. I […]

7
Oct

Salt Lake City to– can you guess where I am now?

Las Vegas, Nevada October 7, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: Another great day on the road. I traveled through Utah, a sliver of Arizona and into Nevada. For a good part of the trip I enjoyed tailwinds. The weather held up, but the heat was pretty overbearing, and exceeded 100 degrees at times. I pulled […]

6
Oct

Subject: Billings to Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah October 6, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: Here is my report for the last two days. Billings, Montana  to Butte, Montana (October 4) I didn’t make a lot of forward progress on this ride. I enjoyed clear skies and a bright sun, and I was even able to remove my gloves. […]