Episode 050: May 22nd, Summit Day

THE TOP. Everyone, it is with great pleasure and slightly misty eyes that I get to tell you that the team has made it to the top of Mount Everest and has safely descended to the comfort of their tent at Camp 4 (8300...

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Episode 049: May 21st, Camp 4

“Ya Gotta Love Climbing!” Today the team is heading up to Camp 4 from Camp 3. This means they are firmly planting themselves into the famous “death zone.” Cue scary music. At least I think they’re...

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Episode 048: May 20th, Camp 3

What’s The Frequency Kenneth? I spent the morning today trying to get in touch with my friend Julian. His parents had contacted me and were terribly worried about him. I knew Ben, Lhawang and Lhakpa were alright, climbing...

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Episode 047: Onward & Upward

The Summit Push Begins. I tried and tried to get in touch via radio with Ben today, with no luck. As far as I know, the guys are heading up to 7900 meters today. This is all very disconcerting for me. I know that I can’t...

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Episode 046: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

“We Got The Sh*t Kicked Out Of Us.” I finally spoke to Ben this evening at 5pm Nepali time. He was at ABC resting after getting pretty weather-beaten higher up on the mountain. However, he’s doing just fine and...

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Episode 045: The Russian Concert

Does Anyone Know ‘Free Bird’? Tonight a bunch of us gathered at the St Petersburg camp and enjoyed an evening of music. It was one of those things. At first someone said they wished we had a guitar, then someone...

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Bonus Episode: LUNGevity Team Update

They Made It! This is just a quick Bonus episode to let everyone know that the LUNGevity team made the summit and are back down safely. At 12:40pm on May 23rd in Tibet Brian Oestrike and Justin Hewitt stood on the summit of...

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Episode 044: Predicting The Future

Is The Window Opening? One of the specific terms that gets thrown around in Everest conversations at BC is “Weather Window”. This is referring to the coveted series of nice days where people will be safest to push to...

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Episode 043: 20,000 Leagues Above The Sea

Bob’s Your Uncle. Today I spent most of my time filming over at the Royal Navy and Royal Marines (RNRM) camp. What an amazing operation they have out here! They are a really good group of people and I’m proud to know...

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Episode 042: A Day In The Life

Stone Throne. Many people have asked: When you’re in the wilderness for months at a time, what’s the toilet situation like at Everest? Well, as I’ve said before, it’s better than you’d expect and...

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Bonus Episode: Tibet 2007 Teaser

Back From Everest! Well, we made it back in one piece. It was unbelievable to gaze on Everest with my own eyes again. Even better was the fact that I didn’t have to stay for another 2 months! Again, I was not returning to...

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Episode 041: “Our Town”

Miller, Party of Five? When I arrived at Everest I couldn’t get over how desolate it seemed to be here. More than a month later it feels like home. When you first step foot at Base Camp, you haven’t had proper time...

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Episode 040: Another Reason For Everest

Catholics, Protestants and Everest. Not long after enjoying some chicken over at the St Petersburg camp, I filmed an interview with my friend Richard. Richard is the head of the Northern Ireland team and they’ve got a...

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Episode 039: Reality TV Reality

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words. After the party was over we spent some quality time kicking back watching some TV. You know, most teams don’t think of taking a dozen television sets with them to Everest…but this...

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Bonus Episode: Wild Horses, Part 3

The Changping Goa. Here is the last installment in a 3-part series covering Ben Clark’s October, 2006 climbing expedition in China. Ben and his climbing partner Josh Butson climbed several peaks in Sichuan province, one of...

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Episode 038: The Wrap Party

Tastes Like Chicken. The live broadcast seems to have gone off without a hitch, but the propaganda continues. Immediately after the on-camera introductions everyone was corralled and photographed. In a way, it was very nice. It...

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Bonus Episode: Wild Horses, Part 2

First Ascent.Here is the second in a 3-part series covering Ben Clark’s October, 2006 climbing expedition in China. Ben and his climbing partner Josh Butson climbed several peaks in Sichuan province, one of which had been...

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Episode 037: Base Camp Broadcast

I Feel Slightly Used. Today I was a participant in the first live broadcast to China from the Chinese camp. CCTV Channel 1 is just a couple of hundred yards from our Nomad Expedition camp. This morning they kicked off a week of...

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Bonus Episode: Wild Horses, Part 1

Recent Adventures. Here is the first in a 3-part series covering Ben Clark’s October, 2006 climbing expedition in China. Ben and his climbing partner Josh Butson climbed several peaks in Sichuan province, one of which had...

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Episode 036: The Highest Theater In The World

BC, DVD’s and RNRM. Today I was visited by Dave, a member of the Royal Navy/Royal Marines (RNRM) camp. He was curious if I could play DVD’s on my laptop. Well, of course I could, so he asked my if I would be...

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