May 14th, 2009. Now that was a long day. To give you an idea: The previous episode, this episode, and the one that follows it will all cover this one, single day. Three episodes of The Rest Of Everest just to fit it all in! But it was both our longest day and, though I … [Read more…]
There’s a wonderful window into a couple of the best aspects of the Everest Trek in this episode. First, the so-called “morning update” ritual that Jon and I did most mornings. (Also known as “The Jon & John Morning Show”.) Second, the amazing and random people we met along the way. While not all as notable as Apa Sherpa, there were many fascinating people to found on the trail.
This episode and episode 126, A Death In The Family, carry similar themes. Life, death, and risk. So I’ll refer you back to my post from 126 for my thoughts there. Instead, I’d like to write a bit about that mountaineering spirit, or “gene” as Jon calls it, and what I learned about it on … [Read more…]
I just went to my old company’s website, the same company that off-shored my job last year, and it’s rather disappointing to see how little has been done with it since. The home page has been updated once, a couple weeks after I was let go. The News and Events page has seen only a … [Read more…]