A Little Everest History

May 16, 2014

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8 thoughts on “A Little Everest History

  1. Very informative and interesting lesson, Bill…
    I can vouch for the watery origin of Everest & greater Himalayas, as I found many marine fossils during my numerous treks to EBC and Annapurna Circuit…

  2. Bill – I really look forward to your updates, thanks for sending them everyone’s way. Best wishes for a proper weather window to happen to accommodate your hike to the top.

    Blessings to you, your team, and family! George

  3. Dear Bill:

    Thanks for the vast amount of information for a young 80 year old. I loved it. You are a great teacher, marvelous exemplar of the “adventurous” man.. and just a great all around guy.

    I am so pleased to know you as a friend.

    My best hopes, thoughts and prayers are with you for a successful summit quest, Bill.

    God Bless,

    Lori Hoskins

  4. Bill,

    Thank you for the information…very amazing to see all of the kids at Mrs. Courtney & Mrs. Meyerhoff 3rd Grade Class at Washington Elementary School in Union, NJ interested in all of the Everest information and your adventure. They are very happy to follow you, to see the Eight Summits Website videos and pictures. they have a picture to send you and hopefully We can attach it to an email for your view!

    Regards, and we pray for your successful adventure!

    Julian Buitrago, Lil Julian Buitrago and his 3rd Grade Class at Washington Elementary School, Union, NJ

  5. Mr. Burke!
    You never cease to amaze me! You are so inspiring! What a wonderful blessing you are. This “review” of the pop-quiz was fabulous!
    P.S. Hoping the weather window comes sooner rather than later.

  6. Hi Bill, and thanks for the tutorial.

    Let’s see, 65,000,000 years=65,000×1,000 years. Hard to fathom, isn’t it?

    Believe it or not, Mt. Washington, NH, at only 6,288ft, had winds gusting up to 231mph in April of 1934. It’s a mean little mountain and thus a great training ground. Anything can and will happen at any time.

    With those wind chills on Everest’s summit, I suppose you’re trying to tell everyone that the summit barbecue has been deferred until you return home.


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