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24 Apr 14, Kala Patthar (5540m) and Dzonglha (4800m)

When the alarm went off at 4 am I spent a full 5 minutes laying in bed and debating how badly I wanted to climb Kala Patthar. Wes didn’t give me a choice, dragging me out of my warm cocoon against my will. Continue reading

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22 Apr 14, Summit XV Lodge, Lobuche (4910m)

It turned out that the extra acclimatization day was a good call. The walk was largely a combination of low grade up with Nepali flat, and once I warmed up and hit my stride I started blasting past the large tour groups. Continue reading

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20 Apr 14, Dingboche Lodge, Dingboche (4410m)

  Today was a rough day.  It started out well enough, but the smoke and dust did my lungs in, and by our first tea stop I broke out my emergency inhaler.  By our lunch stop the garlic soup turned … Continue reading

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One Mile at a Time…or The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done

  I’m not really sure when I decided a marathon was a good idea.  I do remember why.  We are headed to Nepal in a month, and it seemed like a good excuse to get some training in.  I buckled … Continue reading

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Winning the Mt Wilson Grudge Match

About a year ago I tackled Mt. Wilson for the first time with a group of friends.  It was a rough time for me – I had just been diagnosed with extensive food allergies and I was having a hard … Continue reading

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