Mt. Kilimanjaro – 20-31 January 2012
February 3, 2012

In 2003 Stephen and I went to Kilimanjaro. Although I did enjoy the hiking I never made it to the summit then. Naturally Stephen did. Ever since then I’ve had this little niggling in the back of my mind – Stephen likes to call it ‘Summit Demons’ – about maybe going back some day and […]

Mt Kosciuszko
November 29, 2011

On Friday November 18 we boarded a plane to Melbourne where we landed on Sunday November 20th. We stayed 2 nights with our friends Patty and Jono and their 3 daughters in Aspendale. Very nice to catch up! Two days later we drove to Thredbo to prepare for the ‘big climb’. We checked into the […]

Mt Kosciuszko 2011
November 29, 2011

On Friday November 18 we boarded a plane to Melbourne where we landed on Sunday November 20th We stayed 2 nights with our friends Patty and Jono and their 3 daughters in Aspendale. Very nice to catch up! Two days later we drove to Thredbo to prepare for the ‘big climb’. We checked into the […]

Success on Mt. Elbrus
August 7, 2010

Sorry for the delay in posting, but Internet is not that reliable here in Russia. The good news is that I successfully summited the highest peak in Europe, being Mt. Elbrus at 5,642 meters. Today I spent the day touring Moscow is some the hottest weather Moscow has ever recorded and in smoke conditions that […]

Ready to head up the hill
July 30, 2010

All is well on the trip. The team is great. We have spent the last two days hiking the local hills. Tommorrow we start the 4 day climb to Mt. Elbrus. Weather has been great for the last two days Wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed for continued good weather.

Heading South
July 27, 2010

Caroline and I enjoyed the last three days being tourists in St Petersburg. We hit all the major sites and left just enough to justify a return visit, when it is not quite as hot. Tomorrow I fly South to the mountains and Caroline flies South to Israel. Signing out from the Korovabar.

Everest Expedition 2009
August 24, 2009

Here it is, finally, my Everest Expedition photo album! It’s a rather big album but then this was a big adventure! I left San Francisco on March 29 to join the Alpine Ascents Everest Expedition in Kathmandu. Two months later, on May 31st, I arrived back home in SF.  It was great to know that […]

Everest Basecamp Trek: photos
June 7, 2009

This is a selection of photos of my EBC Trek. I counted the days from the first day of the trek to the day we flew back to Kathmandu. You will notice that there are no photos of ‘EBC Day 18 – May 26’. That was the day we marched out of EBC in rather […]

Everest
Back home!
June 1, 2009

We got back home yesterday, May 31st, right on schedule. Thank you all for following along and for the comments and emails we have received! Although we were not always (well, most of the time) able to reply, we did and do appreciate them!!!!! I meant a lot to us knowing that so many of […]

On our way back home
May 30, 2009

The adventure has come to an end; we are leaving Kathmandu in a few hours. We will stopover for the night in Bangkok – that’s just the way the flights work. From there we will then fly to SFO via NRT. Hopefully all will go without delays and we will be back in SFO on […]

Greetings from Kathmandu.
May 29, 2009

We have been relaxing for the last 2 days in the ‘Yak and Yeti’ hotel in Kathmandu, which has been very nice. This morning the last members and guides of Stephen’s Expedition Team arrived here as well. Our bags… well… they are on their way from EBC to Lukla and then they still have to get […]

Back in Kathmandu
May 27, 2009

Just a quick post to let everyone know that Caroline and I are safely back in Kathmandu. After arriving back at EBC and celebrating with the Sherpa staff our success, we got hit with a pretty strong snow storm. So we made a quick departure from EBC to avoid being trapped too long. Now that […]

Stephen expected back in EBC anytime now!
May 25, 2009

Hi All, It is about 10:30 here at EBC and I expect Stephen (and the whole team) to arrive before lunch. The weather today here is not so good: we are completely under cloud cover and it has been snowing since very early this morning and has not let up.  Not too sure what that […]

Stephen summited at 8:20 this morning!!!!!
May 23, 2009

Yihaa!!!!!! Stephen summited Everest at 8:20 on May 23rd!!!!!!!! He was second of the AAI group to accomplish this amazing feat!!! More summit details on the AAI cybercasts. Everyone is going down to Camp 4 now. Tomorrow to Camp 2 and back in EBC on the 25th. More details on how and when we get […]

This is the morning of the big night!!!!
May 22, 2009

Hello Everyone! This is the morning of the big night/day! Stephen and team are currently at Camp 4; today is their rest day there (they arrived there yesterday). I’ve been listenening to the radio communications between EBC and Camp 4 and it sounds like everyone is in great spirits and doing very well (specially on […]

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