Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2015’
As I drive with the kids through the #parched #desert of Western Arizona, headed toward the Mojave, I can see the realities of water needs abs climate change in this landscape…and my mind wanders to another great desert facing climate change woes: #Antarctica. As reported by #NPR recently, researchers have discovered warn seawater penetrating underneath the #Totten Glacier, one of the largest #glaciers of East Antarctica, causing rapid and frightening melting. Totten, at 75 miles long and 18 wide, contains enough ice to raise global sea levels by 11 feet if it fully melted. In this photo, Peter Whittaker gazes at the vast glaciers of central Antarctica – also under threat from climate change – from high camp on #Vinson Massif.
#climatechangeisreal #liveyouradventure #climatechange @eddiebauer
Phurba Tashi climbs the upper reaches od the Ridge on Mount on May 30, 2003. I was shooting stills and video on this trip for a wild reality TV series calles Global Extremes. Great time with a great team.
After the tragedy of last year on Everest, some teams have moved their ascents to the technically more demanding – but objectively less dangerous – North/Northeast Ridge route, which ascends via. It’s a great route, and one which I’ve been fortunate to climb on 4 times. But, it’s by no means trivial: the summit day on the Northeast Ridge begins higher (high camp is at 27,200 feet or 8200 meters), and the upper Northeast Ridge is long, involved, and at times somewhat technically demanding.
It will undoubtedly be an interesting season on Everest, and my fingers are crossed for great safety above all else @eddiebauer @studio8apps
Excited to share stories of and finding in one’s life and career with the students and community of Western State University in an hour. In this photo, during a pivotal expediton for me on Everest, Peter ascends toward the South Summit in 2009. @eddiebauerRead More
Had a great time last night sharing stories of Mount with the students of Western State and community of last night, as well as our film, High and Hallowed: Everest 1963. In this shot, @charley.mace climbs the West Shoulder headwall toward the West Ridge in 2012 rises behind, and the Western and Camp 2 sit far below @eddiebauer @davidcmorton @jimaikmanRead More