Blog

16
Aug

Welcome Baby Isabella

Costa Mesa, Ca. August 15, 2020 Dear Family & Friends: My granddaughter, Chelsea Molnar, just gave birth to a 7 pound, 11 ounce, 21 inch long baby girl. Her name is “Isabella Rose Molnar.” The middle name “Rose” comes from her Uncle Danny, aka *livelikedan. “Rose” was Danny’s nickname. Mom, Dad (Noah) and Isabella are […]


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 […]


18
Mar

My New Website and Camino de Santiago

Costa Mesa, Ca. March 19, 2020 Dear Family & Friends: I hope that all of you are well, and I pray for our deliverance from this horrible pandemic. My New Website Welcome to my new website. My old website was getting a bit old, rusty and outdated, so today I am launching “Eight Summits,” version […]


31
Dec

Annual New Year’s Message

Costa Mesa, Ca. December 31, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: During the darkest days of World War II, King George VI came to the microphone of the BBC to deliver the annual Christmas message to the British Commonwealth. He spoke these eloquent and immortal words:* I said to the man who stood at the Gate […]


13
Oct

Good Fortune

Rosedale, Mississippi October 12, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Good fortune also plays a role in extreme adventure. The predicted thunderstorm never materialized so I pushed off into the River at 10am on October 11. One hour later, the thunderstorm showed up right on cue to end my day on the River. The heavy rain was accompanied by […]


23
Aug

Dog Days of Summer

Dakota, Minnesota August 22, 2019 Dear Friends & Family: Not much to report, so I’ll keep this short. On August 21, I paddled 30 miles from Wabasha to Fountain City, Wisconsin. I passed through two locks with no wait. The River was calm, which made the paddling a little easier. The River is lined with […]


24
Jun

Another Look at Mt. Everest

Costa Mesa, California June 24, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: On June 22, 2019, I presented my last Everest program of the year for Olive Crest, a wonderful charity that serves at-risk children. This 24-minute video documents my 2014 climb of Mt. Everest from the North approach, which begins in Tibet, and my 2009 climb […]


07
May

Ollie & Papa’s Grand Motorcycle Trip and Through-Paddling the Big Muddy

Costa Mesa, Ca. May 7, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Ollie & Papa’s Grand Motorcycle Trip You may recall I had planned a 15-day, 3,217 mile motorcycle trip with my special needs grandson, Ollie, in August of 2018. My plan was to visit seven national parks in six states. Along the way, we scheduled visits […]


01
Jan

My Annual New Year’s Message

Costa Mesa, Ca. January 1, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: During the darkest days of World War II, King George VI came to the microphone of the BBC to deliver the annual Christmas message to the British Commonwealth. He spoke these eloquent and immortal words:* I said to the man who stood at the Gate […]


09
Apr

Eight Summits Update

Costa Mesa, Ca. April 10, 2018 Dear Family & Friends: I hope the first quarter of 2018 has brought you health, happiness and a rich bounty of God’s blessings. It seems time for an Eight Summits update, so here goes. Burke Khang Fall 2017 Expedition I came home from the Fall 2017 Burke Khang expedition […]