Category 'Mountaineering'

4
Mar

Greetings From Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal March 4, 2017 Namaste Family & Friends: So far, this trip has gone just too perfect. I haven’t fallen asleep and missed a flight. I had a great time in Hong Kong. I enjoyed a full night of sleep last night in Kathmandu. The meeting at the Ministry of Tourism was fun, and […]

27
Feb

It’s a Go!

Costa Mesa, Ca. February 27, 2017 Dear Family & Friends: Dawa Steven called with good news. The Sherpas completed the helicopter reconnaissance and the trip is on. Naga Dorjee Sherpa, Shera Gyaljen Sherpa and Sonam Bhote boarded the helicopter on February 25 and flew over Burke-Khang. Naga, who is my Sirdar (head Sherpa) for the […]

16
Feb

Burke-Khang Redux

Costa Mesa, Ca. February 23, 2017 “stubborn” |ˈstəbərn|–having or showing dogged determination not to change one’s attitude or position on something, especially in spite of good arguments or reasons to do so; difficult to move, remove, or cure; done or continued in a willful, unreasonable or persistent manner. Merriam-Webster Dictionary Dear Family & Friends: I […]

28
Dec

2016 Burke-Khang Recap

Prelude: this is a lengthy report followed by a 30-minute movie of our 2016 Burke-Khang expedition. After the movie, I have included interviews of Naga Dorjee Sherpa and David Liano. The movie and interviews will carry special meaning if you first read the report. So, find your favorite easy chair, stoke the fire in the […]