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22
Jun

Movie of my Everest North 2014 Climb

Costa Mesa, Ca. June 23, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: In this post, I am sharing with you a 36-minute movie of my climb of Mt. Everest in 2014.   I hope you enjoy this movie. If you are interested in seeing dramatic videos showing the South side route in Nepal and the North side […]


16
Jun

Final Photographs

Dear Family & Friends: This final set of photos shows (i) the Expedition Permit for the South side climb of Mt. Everest this year, (ii) the list of climbers and Sherpas for the North side climb, (iii) my Summit Certificate for the North side climb, (iv) a fabulous photo of the Triangular Face of the […]


15
Jun

Descending in a Super Storm

Dear Family & Friends: As I huddled in my tent with my Sherpas on May 24, the snow fell and the wind howled outside. I was sure Camp 3 was going to be my high point for 2014. At 9:30 pm, the Chinese team and my two Indian teammates decided to make a move up […]


15
Jun

The North Col & the Northeast Ridge

Dear Family & Friends: The North Col headwall and the traverse along the Northeast Ridge are two of the most challenging sections in a North side climb of Mt. Everest. The Northeast Ridge is particularly difficult because of altitude (over 28,000 feet), fatigue, weather, distance, dehydration, the 3 major rock buttresses that guard the summit […]


13
Jun

Summit Photos & Photos of the North Side Camps

Dear Family & Friends: Here are some summit photos and photos of the Camps on the North side:                       More photos to come. Bill  


13
Jun

Back Home

Costa Mesa, Ca. June 12, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: I have been terribly neglectful in not writing you sooner. I arrived home on June 7 where my beloved family greeted me at the airport. I’m still suffering from jet lag, but it is worth it to be home enjoying my family, eating at our […]


06
Jun

Coming Home Soon!

June 5, 2014 Click here to listen to new audio post


01
Jun

At the Yak & Yeti Hotel- Good News About Sherpa

June 1, 2014 Click here to listen to new audio report