THE JOURNEY

May 14 Everest Summit Attempt Called Off Due to Strong Winds

The redline winds at Camp 4 on ‪#Everest‬ haven’t subsided. They continue to blow through the South Col and are only worse above Camp 4 towards the summit. After lengthy communication with base camp, the decision was made for Colin to abort the summit attempt today. The weather window for May 14th has closed sooner

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Colin Made it to Camp 4 on Everest, Winds Pick Up Unexpectedly

Colin reached Camp 4 around 2pm (1:15AM PST). We spoke to him several times last night via satellite phone. On the phone Colin mentioned he had to wait outside for several hours upon arrival to the South Col before he got into a tent, things were a bit disorganized and hectic in the wind. We

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Everest Summit Push, Rest Day in Camp 2

After an epic day yesterday through the Khumbu Icefall I was able to get 12 hours of sleep and spend today resting in Camp 2. There’s been a slight change in plans. I was originally targeting the 15th but I’m going to be moving my summit attempt up a day to the 14th because the

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School Spotlight: Colegio F.D. Roosevelt Middle School, Lima, Peru

A few days ago we received a $500 donation made out to our charitable partner, The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, raised by students at Colegio F. D. Roosevelt Middle School in Lima, Peru. The money that was donated came from a Sponsored Run held at the school. A sponsored run combines keeping fit and helping

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Avalanche In the Khumbu Icefall, Everyone Safe At Camp 2

Everest‬ tested me more than ever today. For the first day of the summit push, the plan was to go from Base Camp to Camp 2. What should have been about a 6-8 hour day turned into 15 hours. The day started out normally but halfway through the Khumbu Icefall a big avalanche took out

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VIDEO: Leaving Base Camp for the Everest Summit Push

May 10 Day: May 10 Night:  

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Oxygen School

Yesterday our cook Dendi was feeling a bit under the weather and today he came down with full blown Pneumonia. The rapid deterioration of his health forced him to be evacuated by helicopter from base camp. Luckily, there was a break in the weather in the afternoon and the helicopter was able to take him

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Rotation Over, Back at Base Camp

Today I returned to Base Camp. Originally I was planning to spend one more day in Camp 2, but with the way the weather windows are looking and summit timing it was the best decision to return to Base Camp now for some much needed rest and relaxation before a big summit push. The trip

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7 Things to Know About Mt. Everest

LOCATION: Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in Asia at 29,029 feet (8,848 m) and the highest mountain on Earth. Located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, Everest is situated on the Nepal, Tibet/China border. ROUTE: There are two main climbing routes on Everest, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal (known

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Acclimatizing at Camp 3

Today was easily one of the most epic and memorable days of climbing that I have ever had. We set out to climb the Lhotse Face up to Camp 3 on Everest. As I mentioned in my previous blog this is a huge ice/snow/rock face that climbs up to the ridge that eventually leads to

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