Costa Mesa, California

March 15, 2021

Dear Family & Friends:

The Everest climbing season is about to begin. The season opens in early April and ends with the arrival of the Monsoons in early June.

For those of you who follow the teams, or are just interested in “all things Everest,” I attach my most popular video on You Tube: “Mt. Everest South Approach and North Approach.” The video documents my summits of Mt. Everest from the South Approach in 2009 and the North Approach in 2014. You will get a bird’s eye view of the climbing routes and the similarities and differences in those routes. I describe those routes  here and offer my opinion as to which approach is the most challenging.


(watch in full screen mode)