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31
Dec

My Annual New Year’s Message

Costa Mesa, Ca. December 31, 2014 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: I said to the man who stood at the Gate […]

24
Sep

Miscellaneous Update

Costa Mesa, California September 24, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: Some of you have asked about Ollie. Here is a recent photo taken in front of our home in Costa Mesa, California. Ollie is 14 and just entered the 9th grade Special Education Program at Estancia High School. He has outgrown his bicycle trailer. I […]

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 […]

8
May

Rest Time in Tingri-Getting Ready For a Summit

May 7, 2014 Click here to listen to new audio report