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Discussions on Everest

Panorama of Everest's Northeast Ridge from 27,300 foot Camp VI

The Everest climbing season for 2007 is well underway…and it is a busy one. Lots of expeditions and lots of goals being worked on. Sadly, the mountain has already claimed its first victim of the year, 40 year old Dawa Sherpa, who fell down the Lhotse Face between Camp II (Advanced Basecamp) and Camp III. You can read about the tragedy on The Adventurist Blog, at Alan Arnette’s website, and on Everest News. My thoughts and condolences go out to Dawa’s family, and to all the Sherpa who struggle so hard in the Himalaya each year. (Read my articles about the Sherpa here and here.)

And, for those of you who would like to follow the action on the mountain this spring – and read great articles on Everest and climbing or participate in discussions – I suggest you visit these great websites:

The Adventurist Blog: Promoting Exploration, Education, and Personal Challenge through Adventure

Climbing @ Alan Arnette

The Adventure Blog

With Super Sherpas, Discovery, and lots of other expeditions and projects going on on the mountain, it should prove to be an interesting season!

Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.

  1. The Adventurist
    The AdventuristApril 27,07

    Hey Jake,

    Just wanted to tell you thanks for your support. I am sure Alan Arnette and Everest News Appreciates it as well.

    It is always nice to get noticed for something that is so much fun to do. I appreciate your support!

    By the way, our discussion I posted yesterday is now #2 on my Top Posts. Followed by the Original article at #3.

    It seems to have hit a nerve and I definately appreciate the focus you have helped me to draw to this issue.

    Cheers-
    J. Alan Hendricks, Editor
    “The Adventurist”

  2. Jake Norton
    Jake NortonApril 30,07

    Hey Jason,

    Thanks for your post, and glad to hear the discussion is getting some traffic! It is an important one, and hopefully will spark more discussion on the topic.

    All the best,

    Jake Norton
    MountainWorld Productions

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