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Bill O
04-25-2010, 06:47 PM
Please post your favorite links to follow Everest climbers this season.

climbabout
04-26-2010, 08:00 AM
Here's one:
http://www.rmiguides.com/dispatches/everest10.php
I climbed with Scott Jones and Dave Hahn on Mckinley last year - following their progress.
Tim

BlueDog
04-26-2010, 03:26 PM
This is one of the more comprehensive sites. Blog of Alan Arnette that's well done. http://www.everestnews.com/ and http://www.alanarnette.com/

Another favorite that usually has nice info, but the author is actually there this year. http://theadventureblog.blogspot.com/

billysinc
04-26-2010, 04:27 PM
Not an Everest site but I've been following these guys for a couple of years since they climbed K2. This year they're attempting a new route up Makalu.

http://www.sharedsummits.com/

MelNino
04-26-2010, 06:33 PM
Apa Sherpa

http://www.supersherpas.com/


Just started following this woman, Cindy Abbott.

http://reachingbeyondtheclouds.com/category/mt-everest/

And I check up on Jordan Romero (the 13 yr old).

Also Oh Eun-Sun, and Edurne Pasaban on their 14 8000m goals.



There are more, I can't think of right now, ha.

MelNino
04-28-2010, 10:53 AM
Oh, and Discovery is not on Everest this year:

From Alan Arnette's site

Everest Potpourri
For those looking for the Discovery Channel?s Everest: Beyond the Limit Season 3. It is now available for pre-order on DVD from the Discovery store. They are not filming on Everest in 2010.

BlueDog
04-29-2010, 09:05 AM
Oh, and Discovery is not on Everest this year:

From Alan Arnette's site

Everest Potpourri
For those looking for the Discovery Channel?s Everest: Beyond the Limit Season 3. It is now available for pre-order on DVD from the Discovery store. They are not filming on Everest in 2010.

That's fine with me. I couldn't even finish watching the last season I hated the format so much. Plus, I don't think they really show the true Everest experience.

climbabout
04-30-2010, 08:50 AM
I'm glad I am not the only one turned off by the over dramatization. They portray climbing like a soap opera.
Tim

Bill O
04-30-2010, 09:36 AM
I'm glad I am not the only one turned off by the over dramatization. They portray climbing like a soap opera.
Tim

That's what they do on tv. And, for the most part, I think it is okay. With only sound and images they have to fill all of our senses. As tv viewers we can't gasp in the thin air, sense what -40F feels like, get vertigo while climbing on a knife edge ridge, or smell the juniper incense at base camp. Adding a dramatic storyline is the only way to add a human touch to the show.

With that said, during the first few seasons they did something nobody had ever done. They shot more video from higher altitudes than anybody had in the past...by a wide margin. They brought millions of viewers to an extreme environment that many tried to imagine but will likely never get to experience. Before this show all we had was Jon Krakauer's blurry and confusing view of what life was like above 8,000m, and a few photos.

MelNino
04-30-2010, 09:56 AM
I loved the first 2 seasons (and still wtach 'em on my iPod whilst at the gym) but never got in to thr third.

Maybe it's a good thing they are not there this year...seems like there is already enough drama. (not that this stops me from reading about it....hee)

BlueDog
05-03-2010, 07:18 PM
This is where I'll drop in my usual plug for a video podcast series called The Rest of Everest.

While you can't actually smell in incense or feel the chill, this series goes into a lot more detail at covering what the ENTIRE experience is really like. It really spoiled me for watching other stuff on Everest.

You can subscribe to it through his site at: http://www.restofeverest.com/ or find it in iTunes. You won't be disappointed!

MelNino
05-03-2010, 09:21 PM
This is where I'll drop in my usual plug for a video podcast series called The Rest of Everest.

While you can't actually smell in incense or feel the chill, this series goes into a lot more detail at covering what the ENTIRE experience is really like. It really spoiled me for watching other stuff on Everest.

You can subscribe to it through his site at: http://www.restofeverest.com/ or find it in iTunes. You won't be disappointed!

Yes, I do love the Rest of Everest...watch 'em when I am at the gym :) I think I am on ep 80-something

MelNino
05-21-2010, 11:14 PM
Well, both Apa Sherpa and Jordan Romero summited!!!

Now, just wait for them to get back safely, and I'll get back to finishing up watching Rest of Everest.

BlueDog
06-09-2010, 09:14 AM
Quick on the heels of Jordans summit, the race for the youngest to climb Everest is on again. At least, I think if any young person is physically adapted to such extremes at a climb, it will be someone thats a Sherpa.

From Alan Arnette's blog...

?Nepal is a small country and we do not get much good publicity. I want to take an 11- or 12-year-old to the summit because I think all the Everest records should be held by Nepalese people.? (http://www.alanarnette.com/news/2010/06/08/everest-2010-follow-up-race-for-youngest/)