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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 […]


29
Sep

Gokyo

Gokyo September 29, 2017 Dear Family & Friends: Today was our rest day in Gokyo. Micah climbed Gokyo Ri mountain in the morning. The rest of us rested, except for Jeff and Alex who worked hard with filming, editing and interviews. Everyone is AOK. Tomorrow, at 6:30 am, we fly to Base Camp to join Noel […]


27
Sep

Macharmo

Machermo September 27, 2017 Dear Family & Friends: Yesterday was a tough and long day. We trekked from Namche Bazaar to Dole, a net elevation gain of 2,600 feet. The up and down trek took us a little over 9 hours. Today, we trekked to Machermo. This was an easy day and, after 3 hours […]


25
Sep

Resting in Namche

Namche Bazar September 24, 2017 Dear Family & Friends: I really love my Fall, 2017 BK Team. What an eclectic, interesting and fun group! I could not have scripted this trip better. Everything is going as planned, and we are all having a great time. I have a very good feeling about this expedition. Yesterday, […]


22
Sep

A Busy and Fun Day

Lukla September 22, 2017 Dear Family & Friends: My Yak & Yeti wake up call was at 5am for a 6am departure for the airport. The flight to Lukla was scheduled to depart KTM at 7:30 am. But, the cloudy skies were a bad omen for an on-time departure. Because the airplanes are not equipped for instrument landing, many flights […]


21
Sep

Report from Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal September 21, 2017 Dear Family & Friends: Good news!  I made all my flights. I booked my flights from LAX to Kathmandu with China Southern Airlines. The plane stopped in Guangzhou, China. After a short layover, I boarded another plane bound for KTM. The total flight time from LAX to KTM was about […]


18
Sep

BK Itinerary Fall 2017

Costa Mesa, Ca. September 18, 2017 Dear Family & Friends: I leave for Nepal tonight. Here is the Burke-Khang Itinerary. For photos and maps of the trekking and climbing route, visit Burke-Khang 2017/Photos and Video: https://eightsummits.com/burke-khang-photos-and-video-2017/ Bill Burke-Khang Expedition (Fall 2017) Climbers Noel Hanna (Ireland) Micah J. Kershner (USA) William M. Burke (USA) Trekker Richard W. […]


14
Sep

Burke-Khang Team (Fall 2017)

Costa Mesa, Ca. September 14, 2017 Dear Family & Friends: Here is the Burke-Khang climbing, trekking and filming team. Bill Climbers Noel Hanna Noel and I became good friends in 2010 when I met him on the North side of Mt. Everest. He was the lead guide for Seven Summits Club and I was on […]


11
Sep

The Mountain Is Calling and I Must Go

Costa Mesa, Ca. September 11, 2017 Dear Family & Friends: On September 18, 2017, I will be returning to Nepal for another attempt to climb Burke-Khang, my eponymous mountain. The projected summit date is October 5. As usual, Asian Trekking is organizing the logistics for this private, non-guided climb. I will be accompanied by two […]