Reflecting on Everest (Video)

So the long awaited Everest flick is now live, bit tardy but better late than never? Starts with an overview of my previous 8000m climbs then focuses on Everest, heads up it gets a bit grim…

As for a brief update, this winter I’ve been working internationally on Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro. Right now, I’m in Utah chasing the last remanence of the ice season and just beginning to train for my next 8000m project. Yep, that’s right, I’m going back, you know what they say about getting bucked off a horse… that applies to 8000m stuff right?

I’ll give a proper update soon, along with which 8000m peak I’ve got my sights on.

Hope you find the video interesting,

  • Alex

2 responses to “Reflecting on Everest (Video)

  1. Alex. Please be careful and think five times about these 8,000 meter goals. HAPE is way to serious to be thinking about going back so soon, if at all. Turns out that my come down from Camp 2 on Aconcagua when I saw you at Base Camp was because I had a pulmonary embolism up there. My lung function was compromised probably 25% or so. Most people with a PE attack have it diagnosed in an autopsy. I was lucky. High altitude climbing is probably over for me. The Alps and rock climbing and Rainier again are all in he cards. But going high, maybe not so. Thick blood up high, low heart rate, low blood pressure, three days in a tent at Camp 1 waiting out the wind storm probably caused the clot to form behind my knee. The second time up to Camp 2 is where the clot broke up and parts went to my lungs. Hence, then my lungs were compromised. So I am on a blood thinner for six months. We will evaluate in the summer and will see if I can come off of them or if I will be on the drug for the rest of my life. No skiing this winter as they don’t wants me to risk falling, a head injury and a cranial bleed (no clotting). A bummer. But I am alive. You were Retry close to not making it either, if I recall properly. Think twice, please. Jim

    Sent from my iPad Jim Daverman


  2. Been watching some of your vidoes lately. Just wanted to drop a line and say thanks for sharing your experiences. Its good to see you made it down from Everest after experiencing the hape. Good luck out there.

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