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The Fierce Howling Wind

Click here to download…Written report translated from audio report: “Hello, it’s Bill Burke calling from Camp 2. We’re facing the full fury of the mountain fighting back. I just thought I would call and let you hear what the wind sounds like on Mount Everest. When the wind dies down I’ll call back and give […]


Thoughts for the New Year

December 6, 2010 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 […]


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 […]