Blog

26
Apr

Earthquake

March 25, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: I join all of you in mourning the loss of life and limb in Nepal, Tibet & India. This is just an indescribable tragedy. Your thoughts and prayers are really needed now. I was in Nepal for two weeks earlier this month to complete a helicopter reconnaissance of […]

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 […]

21
Oct

Summit Night 2014

In a normal season on Mt. Everest, there are 8-10 non-consecutive “weather-window” days during which teams can approach the summit. These weather-window days usually occur during the two-week period beginning May 17. During the rest of the early April to early June Everest season, the summit cannot be approached, either because the lines are not […]

8
Oct

Las Vegas to Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa, California October 8, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: I’m home! The ride home began with a rainstorm just outside of  Las Vegas. Don’t tell me that storm was a freak act of nature in the desert. When that didn’t stop me, the clouds parted, and the sun moved in for the kill. I […]