A Little Everest History May 16, 2014 | Mountaineering | 8 comments May 16, 2014 Click here to listen to new audio post 8 Comments Kevin Lee on May 16, 2014 at 9:43 am 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… k;-) Reply George Garrett on May 16, 2014 at 9:50 am 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 Reply Lori Hoskins on May 16, 2014 at 10:17 am 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 Reply Julian Buitrago on May 16, 2014 at 12:27 pm 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 Reply Richard Dryer on May 16, 2014 at 1:47 pm Namaste Bill, A good primer/introduction to Mt. Everest. What’s in store for chapter 2? Blessings, Rockman Reply Joni on May 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm 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! Namaste, Joni P.S. Hoping the weather window comes sooner rather than later. Reply Paul G. Colaneri on May 16, 2014 at 4:25 pm 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. Paul Reply Wayne Slaven on May 20, 2014 at 3:07 am Bill Praying that you will be safe and successful. God be with You. Wayne & Virginia Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.