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 […]


More Tunes From The Ukulele

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You Are My Sunshine

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Burke-Khang 2017

Pochara, Nepal March 20, 2017 Namaste Family & Friends: There I sat in the helicopter, hovering a few hundred feet above Burke-Khang Base Camp, negotiating the price for my return to safety, sanity and reality. In over four decades of practicing law all over the world, I have negotiated many complex transactions. But, never in […]


The Trip is Off

March 17, 2017 From his daughter Lisa- These short messages came in this morning: Starting to snow just as we leave  Im coming home. This morning I was dressed and ready to go up. Still no weather report from Fagin. I did one more check before we started up. It came. Mikes report-10 days bad […]


Brief Update-March 16th

March 16, 2017 I am at Base Camp. Stunning beauty. Very cold & windy.  No snow since Gokyo. Took 5 Sherpas 25 hours over 2 days to run lines from BC to C1. No internet & very little communication possible. Trying to get sat phones working. Love my team. Tomorrow I move to Intermediate Base […]


Audio File from March 11th

March 13, 2017 Hi Everyone- This is Lisa, Bill’s daughter who does his posting for him. He is doing great and should be  helicoptering into basecamp today.  I am traveling so this post from March 11th is delayed a few days. Audio Dispatch from March 11th Lisa


Article- Bill Burke: A Study in Tenacity

Gokyo March 10, 2017 Namaste Family & Friends: My good friend, Alan Arnette, has  just posted an article about my climb on his website. He asked some pretty searching questions about why I am here. The link is below, and I hope you will read it. If you are interested in “all things Everest,” as the […]


Good Vibrations

Namche Bazar March 6, 2017 Namaste Family & Friends: Channeling a famous Beach Boys’ tune, I’m feeling the good vibrations about this trip.  Everything seems to be functioning like clockwork, just as planned. On March 5, I was up at 5:30 am to get ready for the airport transport and a 7:30 am flight. Kathmandu […]


Greetings From Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal March 4, 2017 Namaste Family & Friends: So far, this trip has gone just too perfect. I haven’t fallen asleep and missed a flight. I had a great time in Hong Kong. I enjoyed a full night of sleep last night in Kathmandu. The meeting at the Ministry of Tourism was fun, and […]