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mountain madness!

most of this year's everest teams are settling into base camp and starting the process of acclimation and the khumbu doctors are at work. haven't spent as much time following the teams as i usually do, but here are a few firsts planned for everest 11:

not sure if the permit went through, but this year may see the youngest climber ever, nine year old tseten sherpa.
edurne pasaban, the first woman to have climbed the world's 14 highest peaks, plans to become the first female to climb without oxygen.
jeffrey gottfurcht plans to be the first patient with rheumatoid arthritis to climb everest.
a group of about 30 cancer survivors called "Above & Beyond" are climbing this year.
federico jovine, ivan gomez and karim mella will become the first dominicans to attempt everest as part of their project to summit seven of the world's highest mountains. they call their team "Excelsior."

check out Ueli... "the Swiss Machine" he is freakin' amazing and is attempting three 8000m peaks in one season!

Ueli Steck - The Swiss Machine from Mountain Hardwear on Vimeo.

and good luck to Alan Arnette on his fourth attempt... this is his year, i just know it!!



don't fear death
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wandering does not make you a "gypsy."
why would you call yourself
after those who have no home?
long skirts and hoop earrings
do not make you a "gypsy."
why do you call yourself after
those who have no clothes?

"gypsy" is pejorative. please don't perpetuate the stereotype. educate yourself on what it really means to be a "gypsy" in this world.

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