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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 […]


05
Apr

Bill’s Wild Ride in the Himalaya*

Costa Mesa, Ca. April 5, 2017 Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seat belts. Have your “E” ticket ready. If you are afraid of heights or have a weak heart, this would be a good time to step out of line and wait for your family and friends at the exit doors. Smelling salts are available […]


26
Mar

More Tunes From The Ukulele

Click here to listen to a new audio recording.  


24
Mar

You Are My Sunshine

  Click here to listen to the audio report for this post titled “You Are My Sunshine”