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My Training Partner

Dear Family & Friends: My 9-year old grandson, and Mt. Everest Training Partner, Ollie, suffered his first seizure last week.  From his birth, we had hoped and prayed that this was a chapter we would never open in his precious, little life. This is a recent photo of Ollie in the Childrens’ Hospital of Orange […]


Mt. Everest Documentary Presentations

March 30, 2010 Costa Mesa, California Dear Family & Friends: My flight departs Los Angeles bound for Kathmandu at 11:20 pm this evening. I am dedicating my North side climb of Mt. Everest to the memory of Chelsea King and Amber Dubois, two beautiful high school students who lived in San Diego county, California.  I […]


He’s Getting Close!

May 22, 2009 7:45 PM Costa Mesa, CA I just got an e mail from Dawa at Base Camp.  Here it is: I just got a radio call from mingma about 10 mins ago saying that they are at the hillary step. Bill is going to be at the summit within the next hour. We […]



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: And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me […]