Episode 093: The End Of The Tibet 2007 Trek

One Journey Ends, Another Begins. The last evening in Kathmandu was great. Scott and I went for pizza at Fire & Ice and purchased the rest of the gifts destined for friends and family. It was wonderful, and it even started...

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Episode 092: The Eyes Of Buddha

The Unity Of All Things. The trip has now come full circle as Scott and I are back in Kathmandu. Today is our last day in Nepal and we just couldn’t have left without seeing the amazing Boudhanath Stupa. Boudda, as...

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Episode 091: Out Of The Coulds, Into The Heat

A Fond Farewell To Good Friends. Well, it was inevitable. Scott and I left Tibet today and crossed over the border and back into Nepal. It was difficult to leave but I know I’ll be back sometime soon. I hope. I love Tibet....

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Episode 090: The Shortest Of The Tallest

It’s All Downhill From Here. This morning we spent some quality time up on Tong La, a pass with a tremendous view of Shishapangma. “Shisha” is the shortest of the 8000 meter peaks at 8012m tall. It’s also...

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Episode 089: Dingri, Old Tingri

“He Has Asked For The Pancake.” Well, here we are back in Tingri. Not New Tingri but Old Tingri, the gateway to the Everest region in Tibet. Honestly I never thought I’d be back here after 2003, but life is...

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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...

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Episode 087: Technical Support

Talking Shop At 17,000 Feet. After the puja ended, Scott and I wandered around BC looking for people to chat with. Most everyone who is going to be climbing Everest this year has arrived and are setting up their camps. I told a...

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Episode 086: Puja Deja Vu

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. I wasn’t sure Scott and I were going to be able to be a part of a puja ceremony since we have so little time at BC, but we lucked out! The team living “next door” to Brian and Justin invited us...

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Episode 085: Good Morning Everest

What A View To Wake Up To. We met up with the LUNGevity team and I decided to to do some impromptu interviews with them. I knew right away where I wanted to film them. The Base Camp swimming pools. OK, lets be clear about this....

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Episode 084: A Kind of Homecoming

I Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before. Arriving back at Everest Base Camp all because of the podcast was one of the coolest moments of my life. I had dreamed of this moment almost every day for the past 4 years. Amazing. Of...

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Episode 083: In The Company Of Giants

“You Cannot Believe That View!” It has taken Scott and I over 12 days to get to this point but we’ve finally been able to gaze upon Everest with our own eyes. What a morning this has been! It started out with...

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Episode 082: The Rest of The Everest

Life Imitating Art. We spent the evening in Shegar, New Tingri hanging out in the tea house. Our acclimatization is going really well so we all felt great. It was a very enjoyable evening and very different from the routine...

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Episode 081: Shegar (New Tingri)

Everything New Is Old Again. We’ve rolled into the little town of Shegar, otherwise known as NEW Tingri. Man, what a sense of deja vu. I feel like I’ve been here before. Actually, in many ways I have. New Tingri...

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Episode 080: You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two

It’ll Stunt Your Growth. Today we had some memorable experiences with a bunch of kids. The image of 6-year-old children smoking is something I will not soon forget, but more about that in a second. The day started off with...

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Episode 079: Shigatse

Smile And Say (Yak) Cheese! We’re steadily making our way towards Everest and are now in the city of Shigatse. This is the 2nd largest city in Tibet and home to the 5th largest monastery, Tashilunpo. You’d think that...

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Episode 078: Gyangtse

Instant Karma’s Going To Get You. Today we visited the Kumbum, the largest chorten, or stupa in Tibet. This place was a feast for the eyes, and I WAS able to photograph everything I wanted! Right next door to the Kumbum...

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Episode 077: Finally, Heading Towards Everest

No Demons Here. We made it into Gyangtse today after some incredible scenery along the way. This is Tibet’s 4th largest city and the view is dominated by a fortress on a hill. Spectacular. We were all getting pretty hungry...

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Episode 076: Altitude, Elevation and Elation

Movin’ On Up. We spent our last few hours in Lhasa this morning. Of course, Scott and I had to make a few more Koras around the Jokhang before setting out onto the Friendship Highway. Lobsang was very pleased with us. He...

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Episode 075: Half A World Away

Homesick and Altitude Sick in Lhasa. Today was a day of contrasts for me. On one hand I was amazed and enthralled by the Potala Palace. On the other hand, I was sad beyond words. We began the day by visiting the Palace. We...

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Episode 074: News From Home

Yak. It’s What’s For Dinner. After visiting the amazing Jokhang Temple, Lobsang took us to a nice restaurant to have dinner. After perusing the menu all three of us decided to go for the Yak. With Tibetan pop music...

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