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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby Mountainspirit » Fri May 20, 2011 9:42 pm

Such an amazing accomplishment - congratulations Alan! =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby giarcd » Sat May 21, 2011 8:50 am

That is the way to stay after it---congrats-----stay safe going down!

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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby MtnHub » Sat May 21, 2011 5:40 pm

Just heard Alan's summit message! (Thanks for the link, Valerie!). Wonderful job and an amazing feat! Godspeed for a safe descent! Climb on my friend!!

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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby dannymiller15 » Sat May 21, 2011 7:21 pm

Major Congrats Alan! And for a great cause!

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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby JDgreen » Sun May 22, 2011 1:43 pm

Huge congrats to Alan!!! and for a cause dear to my heart!
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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby Alan Arnette » Wed May 25, 2011 8:21 am

Hi everyone from Lukla, Nepal. I hope to catch a flight to Kathmandu and back to Colorado starting tomorrow. Thanks for your kind comments. I am still in shock at our Everest times - 7:40 from South Col to summit and 3:20 back. Once there the wind chills were brutal 40 mph with -20F. In other words a normal 14er summit :) Seriously it was an incredible experience that can be summarized in one word: humbling. Denali is next at the end of June.

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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby tmathews » Wed May 25, 2011 8:22 am

Great to hear from you, Alan, and again -- congrats! =D> =D>

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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby The_Godfather » Wed May 25, 2011 8:36 am

Alan Arnette wrote:Once there the wind chills were brutal 40 mph with -20F. In other words a normal 14er summit :)


Congrats, and nice humor with the on it being "just another summit"

That was good.

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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby MountainHiker » Wed May 25, 2011 8:47 am

Alan Arnette wrote:Hi everyone from Lukla, Nepal. I hope to catch a flight to Kathmandu and back to Colorado starting tomorrow. Thanks for your kind comments. I am still in shock at our Everest times - 7:40 from South Col to summit and 3:20 back. Once there the wind chills were brutal 40 mph with -20F. In other words a normal 14er summit :) Seriously it was an incredible experience that can be summarized in one word: humbling. Denali is next at the end of June.

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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby Theodore » Wed May 25, 2011 9:01 am

Very cool to see and follow along with. Congrats and we'll keep watching!

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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby TomPierce » Wed May 25, 2011 10:25 am

Congratulations, Alan, a job well done. Safe travels buddy.
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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby charlie_ice » Wed May 25, 2011 10:37 am

Congrats you stud! I think it's awesome that Everest was your training for Denali. I am working in Fairbanks for the week and DNP is gorgeous!

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