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06
Aug

The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

Costa Mesa, California August 6, 2020 Dear Family and Friends: Here is a video featuring some of my favorite mountain photographs from 20 years of hiking, trekking and climbing. I hope this video inspires you to go into the mountains soon. Please watch this video on a large screen television or monitor and in a […]


30
Jun

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 […]


29
Jun

Summer Update, 2020

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 […]


04
Dec

Eight Summits: The Bill Burke Story

Costa Mesa, California December 6, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: “Eight Summits: The Bill Burke Story” just won first place in the International Outdoor Film Festival. Eight Summits was entered in the Festival a few years ago and was doing the circuit similar to the Banff Mountain Film Festival that travels around the United States. Over 1,480 […]


09
Sep

Puchhanga Lhomi Bhoti

Keokuk, Iowa September 8, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: I want to take the opportunity to mark the passing of a dear friend in Kathmandu, Nepal. Puchhanga Bhoti was killed in a motorcycle accident in KTM on August 25, 2019. He was 39 years old and is survived by his wife and two young children. […]


21
Jun

Burke Khang Full Length Movie

Dear Family & Friends: Attached is a full-length movie of the Autumn, 2017 “First Ascent of Burke Khang.” The movie documents the entire adventure, starting in Costa Mesa, traveling to Kathmandu, trekking 50+ miles to Burke Khang Base Camp, ascending to the summit of Burke Khang and returning to Costa Mesa. I am especially pleased with this […]


12
May

Bill’s Podcast

Costa Mesa, Ca. May 14, 2018 Dear Family & Friends: Ryan Heuser manages a wonderful Podcast styled Brevity Code. Brevity Code explores a wide range of topics though interviews of guests who have found success in life by flying in the face of conventional wisdom. Ryan’s goal is to inspire his listeners to find their own […]


26
Oct

Film Confab in Southhampton

Costa Mesa, California October 26, 2017 Dear Family & Friends: The BK Team (Noel, Micah, Jeff, Richard and I) met in Southhampton, New York last weekend to review the Burke-Khang photos and video footage and discuss the film. Our work was mixed with, and fueled by, a healthy dose of fine red wines. We have […]


15
Oct

Burke-Khang Recap

Subject: Burke-Khang Recap Costa Mesa, Ca. October 15, 2017 Dear Family & Friends: I’m home, safe, sound and happy. The Autumn, 2017 Burke-Khang expedition ranks among the top three of my Himalaya mountain climbs. The other two expeditions are the South side summit of Mt. Everest, circa 2009, and the North side summit of Mt. […]


05
Oct

Summit on Burke-Khang!

Last night my mom received 2 texts  from Dawa Steven, the head of Asian Trekking, regarding the status of the Burke-Khang Expedition: -First text from Dawa: “Hi Sharon. Just got word from Alex at Base Camp. Noel and 3 Sherpa’s heading for the summit today. Micah is at camp 2. Bill and 1 sherpa are […]