What winning a grant can produce….

Myself and a few other applied for a grant from the American Alpine Club to fund a climb idea we had for January 2015. We thought it was a strong application, sadly it wasn’t. We didn’t win. But this video was part of last year’s winner. Both the footage and the words are beautiful.

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The state of Mt. Everest climbing, from those who (maybe) know it best

Watch & learn about Mt. Everest from those who have climbed it, know it, been there, done that, and survived it. The stories about Everest that have seeped into the mainstream media over the last few years (about fights on the mountain, long lines at the Hillary Step, 4G LTE service at Base Camp, etc) have done something to perhaps warp the public’s conception of the mountain and the challenge to climb it. Thus hearing it from these folks is all the more relevant.