Had a great day yesterday. It began with a group hike up Mt. Baldy and in the evening I gave my Everest Presentation at the new Tustin REI. Each time I give the presentation it is like reliving the events.
Attended the REI VIP Grand Opening last night. It was fun being with so many people who love to work and play running, cycling, hiking, and climbing. And I finally got to meet David Whiting of the OC Register. He wrote several wonderful stories chronicling the Everest climb.
Last evening I was honored by OC Metro as one of their “Hot 25”. It was a wonderful event and the room vibrated with positive energy. This year there were 157 non-Sherpa individuals who summited from the South Side of Everest and 6 of them were from Orange County – that’s pretty amazing!
Many of you followed my Everest Blog while I was climbing to the top of the world and it was wonderful to know you were there with me – in spirit. Now you can see the pictures that go with the story. I am giving a presentation at the new Tustin REI Store on Saturday, December 4th at 7 PM.
Attendance is free but you need to register due to limited seating. You do not need to be a REI member.
Go to “Speaking Event” and look at the REI Presentation page – there is a link to registeration.
Yesterday I had lunch with the Orange County Mt. Everest summiteers. It was an amazing feeling: seven people who have climbed to the top of the world. A real “Power Lunch” experience!
Courtesy of Alan Arnette, I have added a map of the route we climbed and the camp locations. Look under Mt. Everest.
Planet Green is showing past Everest: Beyond the Limit shows. If you would like to get an idea of what it is like to climb Everest, here is a link to the airing dates. So far, these shows are climbing from the North Side. I know that the last series was filmed climbing from the South Side which is the route I used.