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 […]


The Triple Crown

Costa Mesa, California August 12, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: The Triple Crown is my next adventure. The Triple Crown is a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. A thru-hike is a hike that begins at one end of the trail and does not end until the […]


Burke Khang

Costa Mesa, California August 6, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: I have some exciting news to share! On May 21, 2014, the government of Nepal announced the opening of 104 new peaks in the fabled Himalayan mountain range. One of those peaks is named after me. “Burke Khang” (“Khang” means mountain) is located in the […]


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 […]