Bonus Episode: Savage Sister, Part 1

Catching Up With Ben. The Rest of Everest returns this week with part 1 of a 2 part trip overview from Ben Clark and Josh Butson’s climbing expedition to far Western Sichuan Province in China.

Many of you may well remember the bonus series I produced last year from this same valley. Ben and Josh returned to try to climb The Barbarian, an 18,949′ foot peak that had yet to see a successful ascent.

Just getting to The Barbarian included a 5 day approach with no maps or data other than a simple photograph the two had taken the previous year.

Please enjoy this short bonus series recorded on the night that Ben and Josh returned to Colorado from China, October 18th, 2007. I had a bit of trouble editing these episode in a timely fashion because I had just experienced back surgery the very same day! I recently ruptured a disc in my lower back (L5) and had to have a portion of the ruptured material removed surgically. I’m doing much better now (2 weeks later) and am getting better every day.

I will release the bulk of Ben and Josh’s footage in “Rest of Everest” style in the near future. There’s over 6 hours of amazing material. It should be fun.

Thank you to everyone who has emailed over the past month saying how much they have enjoyed “The Rest of Everest”. I really appreciate it!

Jon Miller

Total Running Time: 21:36