Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2009’

Best of Taos Mountain Film to screen at American Mountaineering Center

From speed riding at over 150 kph down Aconcagua to extreme climbs by Chris Lindner to rarely seen footage of …

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Healthcare for $1.00 per person, per year

My friend Scott MacLennan of The Mountain Fund just posted a great video of his new initiative in the remote Rasuwa …

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Veikka Gustafsson finishes his quest for all 14 8000-ers!

Just got an email from Ed Viesturs alerting me that his longtime climbing partner, Veikka Gustafsson of Finland just finished …

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Stephen Colbert chose NOT to climb Everest…7 times!

After my posting yesterday about Ed Viesturs appearing on the Colbert Report, Ben Swadley pointed me to another great video, …

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Jake Norton on the Colbert Report…well, kind of…

OK, it wasn’t me…but it was a photo of mine from the summit of Everest. On May 29, 2009, I …

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The Hardest Part of an Everest Expedition

There’s nothing easy about climbing mountains. They’re big, cold, and dangerous. You get sick, you get tired, your head hurts and your muscles ache and your lungs burn. And, on Everest, all of that is magnified in therarefied air most often occupied by jets.

But, to me, these are not the hardest parts of climbing big mountains…

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