Episode 016: Puja Party and More Packing

Party Over Here. With our Everest puja concluded, we finished things off with a party the likes of which I’d never seen before. Really, I’m no stranger to the occasional rager, but we really kicked it Tibetan style...

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Episode 015: The Puja

Asking Everest’s Permission. This afternoon we had our Puja ceremony to try and get the mountain’s blessing before beginning the climb. A couple of monks arrived from the Rongbuk Monastery down the valley to conduct...

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Episode 014: Calling Karma

Can You Hear Me Now? Ben has brought a satellite phone with him to Everest, and we were able to call Karma back in Kathmandu to get a status report on Major. Apparently Major’s doing fine, but it was difficult for me to...

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Episode 013: Construction and Conversation

Heavy Lifting. Well, Major left Everest Base Camp yesterday and we have no idea how he’s doing. In the meantime, we’ve begun building a stupa for our camp. This alter will be used in our blessing ceremony, or Puja,...

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Episode 012: A Major Problem

Altitude is the Wildcard. Today was a difficult one. Overnight Major has become too ill to stay at Everest. As the sherpas begin to organize all of the expedition’s food, Major lay in his sleeping bag in the Dome and...

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Episode 011: Welcome to Base Camp

Dumbstruck by Everest. I was not prepared for how awe-inspiring the last few kilometers of driving would be. As we headed up the Rongbuk Valley all you could do was look up at the massive North Face of Everest. This mountain...

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Episode 010: All Signs Point to Everest

“One step at a time, boys”. It was so great to leave this morning and head back out on the road. Today’s driving brought us up to the top of Pang La Pass and some amazing views. We’re on the final stretch...

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Episode 009: Tingri Office and Day Spa

“American Prayer Flags”. Well, we’re now in the shadow of Mount Everest, in the little town of Tingri, Tibet. This place is around 14,000 feet and a popular spot for climbers to start getting used to the...

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Episode 008: The Friendship Highway

Everything changes before Everest. It took a while, but we’ve made it up the side of the Tibetan Plateau. It’s striking how different the terrain is up here. After all of this driving uphill in our fleet of Land...

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Episode 007: A Tibetan Point of View

Why is everyone speaking Mandarin? We finally cross the Friendship Bridge into Tibet and enter the town of Zhang Mu. Of course the experience is anything but friendly. Once we’re in Tibet we’re immediately under the...

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Episode 006: The Road to Tibet

Everest here we come! Kathmandu has been great but it’s time to get moving towards the mountain. We start the day off with the first of many, many kilometers along the Friendship Highway. This road connects Kathmandu,...

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Episode 005: Shave and a Haircut, 12 Patches

Looking good is half the battle. Lhawang said that every step brings you closer to the top of Everest. Well, I guess some steps are smaller than others. Today is the final day we’re spending in Kathmandu, and it’s a...

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Episode 004: The City of Bhaktapur

“Down with the U.S. Imperialism.” Lhawang, our head Sherpa, or Sirdar, and Ben’s Everest climbing partner finally arrives. It was great to meet Lhawang after hearing so much about him from Ben. The two were...

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Episode 003: Kathmandu, Part 2

Om Mani Padme Hum. Major finally arrives and the Everest expedition continues. We check out the largest Stupa in Nepal: Boudhanath. I can’t get over how amazing this place is. I just want to spend the day walking around...

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Episode 002: Kathmandu, Part 1

Forget Bob Seger. We’re not going to Kathmandu, we’re already here. The gateway to Everest. Unfortunately, Major’s still behind in Bangkok but he’s on his way. Ben and I visit Swayambhunath Stupa, where...

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Episode 001: Walmart to Kathmandu

The Everest expedition begins. We start things off with a trip to Wal-Mart to get as much “high energy” snack foods as we can pack in our duffel bags. After a couple of days of packing, we finally board a plane and...

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Episode 000 Introduction

Start Here. Get a good feeling for what this Podcast is all about. A little background on the expedition, team members, the film and how this all came to be. Total Running Time: 9:44 Podcast: Play in new window | Download...

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