Good Fortune

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...
Dog Days of Summer

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...
Another Look at Mt. Everest

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...
My Annual New Year’s Message

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...
Eight Summits Update

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...