The Rest of Everest: Episode 58

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The latest episode of The Rest of Everest finally proves that Everest has indeed gone to the dogs. The episode is entitled Puppies and Lamas and opens with a scene of two pups in Base Camp at 17,000 feet. Not exactly where you would expect to see dogs, but as we’ve seen in the past, it’s not unheard of.

Rest of Everest producer Jon Miller is joined once again by climber Ben Clark who adds his own insights on the expedition. One of the highlights of this episode is when the satellite phone is broken out and everyone lines up to call home. It’s amusing to see everyone pull out their little notebooks to find the phone numbers they want to dial, as at that point of the climb, I’m sure everyone was longing to hear a familiar voice from home. Jon remarks that when he returned to Everest this past Spring, he noticed that cell phones are now very common, making communication from the mountain that much easier. Back in 2003, when this video was shot however, an Iridium phone was even more of a luxury.

On a programming note, at the beginning of this episode Jon tells us to expect a bonus episode coming this weekend. Jon had the opportunity to sit down with Alan Arnette before he left for Shisha Pangma today. Alan is taking the next step in his Road Back To Everest and he’ll be discussing that, and more. It should be an interesting bonus episode and I’ll be sure to post when it’s available.

Kraig Becker

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