Updates from John

Update from John #4 – Bearer of Unfortunate News

From my mom: “I just got off the phone with John and am to be the bearer of unfortunate news…  The expedition has been cancelled. The climbers/guides are all still trying to come to grips with this decision after spending so much time up there trying to accomplish the summit….

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Update from John #3 – Safely Back at Base Camp

Another update courtesy of my mom. “I spoke with John this morning.  He got back to Base Camp yesterday [from Camp 2] after a slightly eventful morning.  Apparently one of the sherpas, 41, had a stroke while walking down the mountain.  He was stabilized there on the spot and evacuated…

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Update from John #2 – Still at Camp 2

Updated passed along from my mom earlier today (Tuesday): “As you might imagine, communication is tough.  According to John, he is in a small valley between 2 peaks, and satellite connection is limited.  When he calls we speed talk for about a minute or less before the satellite disconnects.  He…

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Update from John #1 – Survived the Icefall!

Yesterday my dad left for his 6 day acclimatization trek on Everest which involves passing through the Khumbu Icefall, the most dangerous part of the mountain. There is a constant threat of ice shifts and avalanches from multiple mountains. At the bottom of this post is a short itinerary for…

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