Updates From Everest!

We have heard some great news from Everest yesterday! On Saturday, May 22nd, Andy Politz (my guide) guided a group of IMG climbers to the summit of Mount Everest. Congratulations to Andy and the rest of the IMG team! What an incredible accomplishment! Below are images I pulled from the IMG website. Feel free to […]

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Farewell To Everest

Hello all,  Well, here we are…Everest is in my rearview mirror and I have been taking some time to reflect on this journey of mine. I hope you all have enjoyed following along for the last few weeks. I would love to continue using this website and blog to document the numerous mission trips we […]

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You Won, This Time.

It’s now been 6-plus weeks on Everest. Obviously, this is not a typical season but, then again, I would never know since this is the only time I have ever been here. The extreme weather, the pandemic, and the significant escalation of COVID-19 throughout India and Nepal has complicated everything related to Everest, Nepal, climbing, […]

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Unfortunately, Everest Is Not Immune

Journal Entry 5/6/21 We are now in a rotation cycle where we traverse the icefalls and head up to Camp 1 and Camp 2, eventually we will be going to the higher camps and trying to acclimate to the extreme altitudes. The weather will obviously play a factor on when we can go. We are […]

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One Step At A Time

Journal Entry 5/3/21 I just got back a day ago from another climb through the ice falls up to Camp 1 and then on to Camp 2. This was a challenge; each day started at about 3:00AM. The issues I have been experiencing are not physical, but I am dealing with lots of problems acclimatizing. […]

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Because It’s There…

Journal Entry 4/26/21 Okay, we made it to Everest Base Camp (EBC) a few days ago, but pretty much every day has run together as we are held down here due to a large storm that came in on the second day. The entire base camp is covered in snow, which is pretty unusual for […]

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A Typical Day On The Trek

Journal Entry 4/13/21 So, last night was the last evening in the teahouses. From here on out, we’re going to be sleeping in tents. We had the longest hike of the trip (so far) today to the Lobuche Base Camp. It looks like it’s going to be pretty cold from here on out…even colder than […]

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Waking Up To Beautiful Views

Hello all! Thank you for your continued interest, love, and support! I have received a few questions about the donations and the challenge my dad has put out there for everyone and I wanted to make sure questions are getting answered and everything is clear. If you are looking to donate a specific amount per […]

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Competing with Yaks and Donkeys

Hello all! I want to start out by saying thank you, thank you, and thank you for all of your love and support you have given my dad so far! I will, without a doubt, make sure he sees each and every one of your heartfelt comments, emails, and messages to him. All of your […]

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Nothing Ever Goes As Planned…

I want to start out by thanking all of you who have decided to follow me along on this journey. The first few blog posts will be updates leading up to where I am now, so they may seem delayed, especially if you are following along on the IMG website. This blog is intended to […]

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