Summer Update 2020-Errata

July 1, 2020

Dear Family & Friends:

I am reposting this message because (i) a technical glitch in my post yesterday blocked comments and (ii) the first page of the Mesa Verde Living article was missing. Both problems are resolved. Sorry for the inconvenience.

“Lost on Everest” can be viewed for free today on the National Geographic channel. Check your local listings.


Costa Mesa, California
June 29, 2020

Dear Family & Friends:

I hope you are having a restful and covid-free summer.

On June 30, National Geographic is screening a film titled “Lost on Everest.” The film is advertised as a documentary recounting the search for the body of Andrew Irvine, who disappeared on the North side of Mt. Everest in 1924 along with George Mallory. The film is worth viewing because of the spectacular photos and video footage of the North side of Mt. Everest and its depiction of what it takes to reach the summit. In one memorable scene, a tent can be seen tumbling and turning as it is blown thousands of feet into the atmosphere after having been ripped from its moorings on the North Col. I can relate to that footage since I encountered a much worse storm in 2014. Unfortunately, the search for Irvine was limited and appears relegated to a footnote in the film. We still don’t know if Mallory and Irvine reached the summit before they perished on the mountain.

Here is a fantastic 3D photo of Mt. Everest showing both the South Approach and the North Approach. (click for better view)

Below is an article that recently appeared in Mesa Verde Living, a neighborhood magazine. (click for better view)

I am still hoping to walk the Camino de Santiago in the late Fall.

God is good.





9 thoughts on “Summer Update 2020-Errata

  1. It was such a pleasure to meet you in Grafton, Il . My sisters and nieces and I still keep tabs on you and are often talking about “Bill”.
    Stay safe and take care.

  2. Great article Bill, Melissa and I enjoy your adventures I always keep her up to date on your progress. I hope the Missouri River trip becomes a reality we are extremely close to it I’m sure if you plan a stop near Lexington Mo..we will show you around her home town.

    1. I heard a lady talk about the Camino walk a few months ago. She took the long one of several possible. She also met many nice people along the way.

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