Tag Archive 'himalaya'

Oct 04 2007

Into the Thin Air of Everest (Movie)

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Poor old Peak 15. It’s like a brilliant woman whom men see only for her perfect body.  Into the Thin Air of Everest: Mountain of Dreams, Mountain of Doom portrays Everest as remarkable mostly because of its recreational opportunities, which afford humans infinite potential to chalk up “firsts”: First attempt First successful summit First via […]

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Sep 29 2007

Everest: 50 Years on the Mountain (Movie)

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Netflix description: “Celebrate 50 years of mountaineering magic with this awe-inspiring documentary replete with sensational footage of Mount Everest. The award-winning National Geographic crew tracks the three children of mountain-climbing icons Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first two people ever to conquer the fabled peak.” My thoughts… This was one step below so-so. […]

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Aug 15 2007

Early Preparations

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Since Cheryl got back from Nepal in June we’ve had a couple chances to get together for yacking and planning. She told me what I might encounter with respect to food, lodging, sanitation, culture, religion, topography, climate. She looked over my heap of camping and river rafting supplies and made the welcome pronouncement that I’ve […]

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