Dear Family & Friends:

I have added a new feature to my website this year. As I climb Mt. Everest from both the South and North sides of the mountain, you will be able to track my progress in 3D.

Set forth below are links to 3D fly-in tours of the South side route and the North side route using the latest satellite images from the mountain. These links will be posted on the home page of my website, at the top of the blog page and in the latest news section. Click on this link to see the entire S/N routes in 3D. (Routes are best viewed in full-screen mode.)

South Side Fly-in Tour

North Side Fly-in Tour

As I climb the mountain, I will use a Spot tracking device to transmit my exact location on the mountain. That location will then be posted here on the 3D map so you can see where I am at all times. You can drag the 3D map to navigate up and down the mountain to see where I have been and where I am going. For most of the climb, I will transmit my location once when I arrive at my new destination. During more important parts of the climb (e.g., summit day), I will use an automatic tracking feature that will transmit my location every ten minutes. When this automatic tracking feature is used, no e-mail notification will be sent with each change of location, but you will receive an e-mail notice when the feature is first activated.

If you register your e-mail on my website, you will receive an e-mail alert when I transmit these new locations. If you are already registered on my website, you do not need to re-register

I leave for Kathmandu next Tuesday, April 3.