Tag Archives: Everest 2010

A New Adventure

Howdy from Deer Lake, I am typing my update in the Deer Lake Airport as I await the flight back home. I presented to the Newfoundland and Labrador Fire Service Association this morning and enjoyed sharing how climbing Everest and … Continue reading

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A Study of White and Blue

Howdy, I was signing some paperwork this morning and realized that today is a fine “odometer moment” in that it’s 8-9-10. It’s not everyday that has such fine numeric sequencing and we won’t see another for about thirteen months or … Continue reading

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Look Where You Want to Go

Good Morning, First, please accept my apologies for not posting last week. I’d led an expedition for my class and the weekend just got away from me (as did the week). We backpacked from Portugal Cove to Bauline on the … Continue reading

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Just Right

Good Evening, Another rich and full week has come to a close and I’ve dropped into my chair to reflect on the many adventures, big and small, that the past seven days has delivered. As I’m “fist and eyes” into … Continue reading

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Fence Boards and Paneer

Congrats to Spain, Condolences to the Netherlands, Another seven days has quickly passed and I find myself stealing a few moments in my chair once again. I’m a bit tired from my biggest day of riding yet and I’m going … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Satori

Happy Fireworks Day, It was a busy week fitting back into the routine of teaching and trying to get out on my bike as much as possible. I’m teaching two courses this summer: one in park management and one in … Continue reading

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Settling Back In

Happy Father’s Day, Today will be a day I miss my dad more than most. Yesterday hundreds of motorcycles rode down Duckworth Street in the “Ride for Dad”, a prostate cancer fundraiser and tears rolled down my cheeks as the … Continue reading

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Everest 2010: Good Bye Kathamndu

Hi this is TA calling in from the rooftop of the hotel Horizon here in Kathmandu; we are trying to get all our bags in one spot, so we can get them packed up and pray that they are not … Continue reading

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Everest 2010: Heading Home

May 19 – Goodbye EBC…For Now Hi this is TA calling in from Everest base camp for the last time on this expedition. We welcomed home our summiteers from all points higher than this, and hearing their stories, and seeing … Continue reading

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Everest 2010: Week Six

This week TAs pesky urinary tract infection forced her to seek refuge at lower elevation in the village of Pheriche. But now, feeling better TA is back at base camp and is preparing to head back into the ice fall. … Continue reading

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Everest 2010: Week Five

Resting 4/27/2010 Hi this is TA calling in from the village of Pheriche at 4220m, and look I can talk in full sentences down here in the thick air. Mango and I walked down in about 5 hours today and … Continue reading

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Everest 2010: Week Four

April 15 – Housekeeping Hi this is TA calling in from Everest base camp, the sun has just set behind the ridge so the temperature is about to plummet. I’m sitting in my nicely reorganized tent, today was a rest … Continue reading

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Everest 2010: Week Three

Another week and another round of Everest 2010 updates. TA and the crew made it all the way to Everest base camp this week, so now the real climbing begins. As always these updates are being brought to you by … Continue reading

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Everest 2010: Week Two

March 29 – Good Morning Nepal Hi this is TA calling in from the Gumpa at Bouksa at 2340 metres, I couldn’t get a signal last night to call in the update so I’m calling in this morning. We jus … Continue reading

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Everest 2010: Week One

March 25th – Kathmandu How Are You? Hi this is TA and Marian calling in from the rooftop of the Nirvana Guest Hotel in Kathmandu, we had a long day of flights and now we are getting settled in and … Continue reading

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In Between a Rock and a Gear Place 

Happy Daylight Savings Time, My apologies to Saskatchewanians and Arizonans for the exclusive greeting but you are probably used to it at this time of year! I’m bathed in the low angled light of dusk and a thick blanket of … Continue reading

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Everest Advent

Howdy, I can’t believe another week has flown by and I’ve added another 16.6 ascents of Signal Hill into the mix!  The tire pulling crew dragged their way up 3.5 times this week and we were joined by Deb Shortall … Continue reading

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Shakedown for the Summit

Happy Snow Day, Sitting here in my chair after an epic climb of Signal Hill to do some gear testing in today’s big blizzard. When I saw the forecast, “Snow at times heavy and blowing snow. Amount 20 cm. Wind … Continue reading

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With Glowing Heart

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!   The title of one of the many books I read a book in grad school stayed with me over the years: “We Make the Road by Walking” because it so aptly describes the unfolding … Continue reading

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The Hemoglobin is Definitely Gone

Greetings on the Cusp of December, When I thought about writing you last week, I would have entitled the update, “The hemoglobin is gone.” Since I didn’t get it together last week, as I skated on the ice this week, … Continue reading

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Home from Pumori et Al

Hello from St. John’s, I arrived back from my whirlwind tour of North America on Wednesday morning and I’m pleased to say I am already unpacked from the expedition. It usually takes me a week or so to finally get … Continue reading

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Back in Canada

Namaste, The last few days have been a whirlwind of flights and airports. On the 28th, I had breakfast in Lukla, lunch in Kathmandu and supper aboard a plane for Hong Kong. I had to make a very quick decision … Continue reading

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Clarity

Hi This is TA calling in from Pumori base camp, all tucked snuggly in my sleeping bag, its chilly here tonight as it has been. I’m calling a little bit later because I wanted to have the full update to … Continue reading

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From Pumori Base Camp

Hi This is TA calling in from Mount Pumori base camp 5284 metres. I’m sitting here in my tent, in my ultimate layer otherwise known as my sleeping bag because the sun has gone behind the clouds and when that … Continue reading

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Last Update from Kathmandu

Howdy to All, I’m battered. In a good way. Perhaps battered and fried. In the best tradition of St. John’s fish and chips. All of my senses have been filled to overflowing with the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of … Continue reading

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Greetings from the Nirvana Garden

I’m sitting in the shade being quite delighted at the magic of wireless. A gentle breeze carries the caw of nearby crows, the toots of horns, and the crinkle of bike bells to my ear. The garden is adorned with … Continue reading

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Everest-007 May 2006

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to All 5/28/2006 Wow another big week of training and decision-making!!! When I face a big decision, I often feel like I’m in the middle of a snow globe. I’m in the middle of a swirling … Continue reading

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