Archive Jun. 2014

22
Jun

Movie of my Everest North 2014 Climb

Costa Mesa, Ca. June 23, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: In this post, I am sharing with you a 36-minute movie of my climb of Mt. Everest in 2014.   I hope you enjoy this movie. If you are interested in seeing dramatic videos showing the South side route in Nepal and the North side […]

17
Jun

Final Photographs

Dear Family & Friends: This final set of photos shows (i) the Expedition Permit for the South side climb of Mt. Everest this year, (ii) the list of climbers and Sherpas for the North side climb, (iii) my Summit Certificate for the North side climb, (iv) a fabulous photo of the Triangular Face of the […]

15
Jun

Descending in a Super Storm

Dear Family & Friends: As I huddled in my tent with my Sherpas on May 24, the snow fell and the wind howled outside. I was sure Camp 3 was going to be my high point for 2014. At 9:30 pm, the Chinese team and my two Indian teammates decided to make a move up […]

15
Jun

The North Col & the Northeast Ridge

Dear Family & Friends: The North Col headwall and the traverse along the Northeast Ridge are two of the most challenging sections in a North side climb of Mt. Everest. The Northeast Ridge is particularly difficult because of altitude (over 28,000 feet), fatigue, weather, distance, dehydration, the 3 major rock buttresses that guard the summit […]