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 […]


Update on Lhakpa Nuru 2

Dear All, I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to update you on Lhakpa Nuru’s body recovery and funeral. As you all know, Lhakpa’s body was found in the icefall on Thursday (10th Sept). On Friday (11th Sept) 4 Sherpas, under Naga’s leadership went up to retrieve the body. On the team […]


Update on Lhakpa Nuru

As you know from my expedition reports, the first death on Mt. Everestthis season was Lhakpa Nuru, our Sherpa, who died in an avalanche inthe Khumbu Icefall. Here is a message I just received from Dawa Steven, the Managing Director of Asian Trekking: Dear Friends, I hope this email finds you all well. Yesterday, we […]