Episode 088: Goodbye Old Friend

Time To Move On. It seems like we’ve just arrived at BC, and now it’s time to leave. Wait, we did just arrive! But of course it’s the journey, not the destination that is the most important. So, we’re heading out to continue our journey.

The climbing season has just begun and the anticipation and excitement in the air is palpable. Over the next month and a half there will be drama and boredom, success and failure, death and rescue, deception and redemption.

Scott and I are leaving but we have several friends who will remain here, and I look forward to sharing their stories when (if?) they make it back down safely. Everest is so much more than a deadly mountain, but as we leave I have to think: will everyone we’ve met up here be returning to their friends and families in two month’s time? Only time will tell, but it’s also important to keep in mind that for every climber that loses their life to the mountain, Chomolungma breathes life into the hearts and minds of so many more.

As we drive North, away from the mountain, you can feel that majestic face of rock and ice looking out over us in the distance.

Goodbye Everest. Goodbye Chomolungma. I’ll see you again soon!

Jon Miller

Total Running Time: 19:22

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