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30
May

Mt. Everest Day Speech

Yak & Yeti Hotel Kathmandu, Nepal May 31, 2012 Dear Family & Friends: Here is the speech I gave at the Mt. Everest Day Celebration. Fortunately, the Nepal Tourism Board taped the entire program. They are giving me a cd of the program before I head home. Bill 5th Annual Sagaramantha (Mt. Everest) Day Celebration […]


29
May

My Bags Have Arrived

Yak & Yeti Hotel Kathmandu, Nepal May 30, 2012 Namaste Family & Friends: My bags have finally arrived from the North side. Yeaaa. Now I can book my flight home. My presentation at the Annual Mt. Everest Day celebration yesterday went really well. I had several high government officials come up to me and thank […]


28
May

5th Annual Internatio​nal Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Day

Yak & Yeti Hotel Kathmandu, Nepal May 28, 2012 Namaste Family & Friends: Tomorrow, the Government of Nepal Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and the Nepal Tourism Board are sponsoring the 5th Annual International Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Day celebration to (i) honor the mountain, (ii) celebrate the efforts of the local and international […]


26
May

Back in Kathmandu

Yak & Yeti Hotel Kathmandu May 26, 2012 Dear Family & Friends: I am back in Kathmandu waiting for my bags to arrive from the mountain. Two days ago, I submitted an audio report from a city in Tibet, but I guess it did not go through. Below is a transcription of that report: Bill […]


21
May

Back at Advanced Base Camp Audio

Follow Bill’s progress in 3D. View the tracking map to see the journey so far and instructions on how to see Bill’s track. Audio transcript: “Hello everyone, it’s Bill Burke. I’m calling from Advanced Base Camp. I have to start with a heartfelt sincere apology for not filing this report sooner. I don’t have any […]


19
May

Finally heard from Bill

Bill just called from Camp 3.  He made it to the “second step”, about 4 hours from the summit and turned around.  He said the weather was horrible, wind blowing, snowing, miserable.  He said he passed by a couple bodies and has decided it’s time to find something else to do.  He is going to […]


18
May

Phone call from Camp 2, leaving for Camp 3

Bill called tonight at 7 PM from Camp 2 as he was about to leave for Camp 3. It will probably take him 6 hours or so to get to Camp 3 and will call me again from there. He is not going to actually sleep at Camp 3 as weather is coming in and […]


15
May

Advanced Base Camp Audio

(Multiple gaps in audio…) From Bill’s wife Sharon-  “A lot of the audio that Bill sent was not clear. Bill and Mingma called me earlier tonight to get the weather report. At first he said his plan was to try for the summit on the 20th, but after hearing the weather report, the audio said […]


15
May

Intermediate Base Camp Audio

Follow Bill’s progress in 3D. View the tracking map to see the journey so far and instructions on how to see Bill’s track.


14
May

Happy Mother’s Day from Chinese Base Camp Audio

Follow Bill’s progress in 3D. View the tracking map to see the journey so far and instructions on how to see Bill’s track.