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Tag Archives: Nepal

Nuptse

I dial my home number from half way around the world. The satellite phone rings a few times then I hear “Hi daddy where are you?” Tears flow down my face and disappear into the monsoonal rain. I have been on a dozen expeditions since becoming a father. I have two beautiful daughters, Annika (5) [...]

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Nepali Style

  Freddie and Kevin on summit ridge     Kevin entering the mixed upper headwall.         I have been home now for less than two days and I must admit they have been spent simply hanging out with my family.  Getting up at 4am with Eliza, our one year old, is a [...]

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Summit day.

Kevin Mahoney, Ben Gilmore and Freddie Wilkenson reached the summit of the North face of Kangtega (22,241′) in Nepal on October 26th. I received a brief phone call this morning from Kevin to let me know that they were successful and they are all safely back at base camp. The details were very few. Sounds like it was quite [...]

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A few days to rest.

Day 17 (away from home). Heard from Kevin briefly a little earlier this evening. Enough coverage to learn that things are still going well. They have been at advanced base camp (around 19,000′) for the past several days acclimatizing and staring at the cold, snowy, icy face. Kevin said it kind of looks like Cannon [...]

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A fresh start

A fresh start is important now and again.  This past year has brought both joy and sadness to my family. Last October, we welcomed another healthy baby girl, Eliza Grace. She has joined Annika in keeping us on our toes.  But we sadly lost my mother to pancreatic cancer and my younger cousin Jeff Hoyt [...]

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