Me and Julie with Larry Holmgren (L) and Mike Hamill (R) on Denali 2010
I am excited to report that I have signed on with International Mountain Guides to go back to Nepal in April 2015 to climb Mount Everest with my good friend, Mike Hamill. Julie and I first met Mike in 2007 when he guided us up Mount Vinson in Antarctica. In 2010 we attempted Denali with Mike but made the decision to turn around short of the summit. Mike and I returned to Denali in 2011 and summited with our friend, Larry Holmgren. Mike has five Everest summits under his belt and is truly one of the most experienced and trusted mountain guides in the world so I could not ask for a better climbing partner. He is one of very few people who has climbed the Seven Summits multiple times and is the author of the book Climbing The Seven Summits. I am also excited to announce that Julie will be going back to Nepal with me and we will be climbing Lobuche Peak together before heading to Everest Base Camp. Having Julie on the team for the first portion of the expedition will be a big mental boost for me and will help me prepare for my rotations on Everest. This is really a perfect situation for me and I hope it will lead to a safe and successful Everest trip in 2015.
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