Kathmandu, Nepal November 13, 2016 Namaste Family & Friends: I am safely back in Kathmandu, now making plans to return home. Thanks for following the expedition this year and for your warm thoughts, words and prayers on our behalf. I am constantly sustained by your love and support. As usual, I will be transmitting to […]
November 9, 2016 We just (finally) received this brief message from my dad from his portable device. “Dear Family- The trip is over. The mountain is a beast! Small but mighty. Kicked our butt big time-especially mine. I plan to leave Burke-Khang alone. This mountain is for the ages. Even David and the experienced Sherpas […]
November 6, 2016 Link to new audio report Map-Where’s Bill?
November 4, 2016 Link to Audio Report
November 3, 2016 Link to Audio
Gokyo November 2, 2016 Namaste Family & Friends: This morning, for exercise and acclimatization, David and I scaled Gokyo Ri Peak. The elevation gain was over 2,000,feet and the mountain is very vertical, with no level sections. I thought it was a rigorous workout. So much for a “rest day.” The summit of Gokyo Ri […]
Gokyo-15,640 feet November 1, 2016 Namaste Family & Friends: This was my best day of the trip. We left Machermo at 8:20 am and arrived in Gokyo at 11:15 am. We traveled 5.4 miles and gained 1,194 feet in altitude. I feel like I am acclimatizing really well. I got 8 hours of sleep last night and my […]
Machermo-14,446 feet October 31, 2016 Namaste Family & Friends: Today, on the way to Machermo, we had our first view of Burke-Khang, sitting deep up the Gokyo Valley. Though we will not stand on its flanks for many days, it was a majestic and beautiful sight. We departed Dole at 8:30 am. David travelled ahead, and […]