The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

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...
Summer Update 2020-Errata

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....
Summer Update, 2020

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...
Eight Summits: The Bill Burke Story

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...
Puchhanga Lhomi Bhoti

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...
Burke Khang Full Length Movie

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...