Category Archive for: ‘Everest News’

Death in the mountains…Is it what you want even though you’re doing what you love?

Why do we always want to nullify the tragedy of someone’s death – especially someone who died climbing or in other adventure pursuits – by putting it in the box of “doing what he or she loved”?

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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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Mountain Climbing is Bad for the Brain

Not that this is news to anyone who spends a lot of time at high altitude…or, spends a lot of …

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Onward from Namche Bazaar

We arrived in Namche Bazaar two days ago, and will continue up valley tomorrow morning to the beautiful village of …

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Trekkers stand at the Hillary Memorial Chorten above Namche Bazaar en route to Mount Everest, Nepal. The imposing South Face of Lhotse and Nuptse, as well as the summit of Everest, rise behind.

A Return to Everest

I’m off again to Mount Everest, my sixth expedition to the mountain. It is an exciting time, and I am looking forward …

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Vote for Dave Hahn for the ESPY!!

OK, if the truth be known, I don’t get ESPN, nor do I pay much attention to sports – or …

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Everest records: Apa – 18, Hahn – 10, and a 76 year old on Top of the World!

Everest has always been a place of dreams – some won, some lost, some renewed, some shattered. Regardless of how …

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