The Rest of Everest: Episode 90

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After a much deserved vacation to Maine, Jon Miller and his traveling companion Scott Jacobs, are back this week with a new episode of The Rest of Everest, continuing their journey through the Himalaya in Nepal and Tibet.

When we last left off, the guys had departed the North Side Base Camp of Everest and were continuing their journey along the Friendship Highway. This episode is entitled The Shortest of the Tallest, which of course refers to Shisha Pangma, the 14th, and “shortest” of the 8000 meter peaks. Shisha makes a prominent appearance this week’s show, along with some interesting local species of Tibetan birds, and the wide open expanses of the Tibetan plateau.

After passing through Tong La, a high altitude mountain pass, it’s “all down hill” from there. Literally! The guys begin their return trip to Nepal, and eventually home to the United States. But before that happens, we continue to get some great video shots of the region, it’s cultural wonders, and it’s amazing people.

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4 thoughts on “The Rest of Everest: Episode 90”

  1. Ok, so I know that this is probably not the correct post to ask you about this, but oh well. I want to purchase a set of Merrells. Now, I personally wanted some ankle support, but the mid height ones seem to go really high and limit your movement. Any suggestions?

  2. Hmm… good question. My Merrell light hikers are low cut, and don’t offer a ton of ankle support, but are super comfy, and I’d recommend them to anyone.

    But if you need the ankle support, and the boots from Merrell are too high on your ankle, you may need to try on some of the other brands to check their fit. Keen, La Sportiva, North Face, Lowa, and others make some nice boots that may fit your needs better.

    It’s also possible that you’ll get use to the higher support once you break the shoe in, and you won’t notice it so much. It can be kind of jarring when you first put them on in the store. I felt like that when I bought my Asolo full hikers at first, but once I got use to them, I didn’t notice any more.

    I’m a huge fan of Merrell shoes though, and personally I think their the most comfortable light hikers that I’ve ever worn. They have a wide variety of styles too, so a different shoe may feel better to you. For instance, the Chameleon Evo has a bit lower ankle support than say their Legacy boot. Have you checked out their website for all the different options they have?

    Oh, and if you want, you can always feel free to drop me a note at my e-mail address: [email protected] 🙂

  3. Announcements from the Sherpa’s website-

    http://www.supersherpas.com/blog/2008/08/13/lhakpa-gelu-sherpa-supersherpas-r/
    http://www.supersherpas.com/blog/2008/08/13/supersherpas-lhakpa-gelu-sherpa-trying-to-set-new-world-speed-record-on-mount-rainier/

    I saw in the article-

    “A press conference and victory celebration is scheduled for 9 AM at Paradise, on the south slope of the mountain.”

    Why not a press conference at the start and finish of the climb?
    Also people to time him at the start, summit, and finish?
    To make it official.

    Everything about the climb is extremely public, except the climb itself.

    Press announcements of the climb, before the climb.
    Announcements of victory celebration scheduled for 9am at Paradise, after the climb.
    But nothing for the climb itself.

    Wouldn’t witnesses and timers be useful for this attempt at a world-time-record?

    I think it’s time for this.

    Lhakpa was contacted via the email addresses given for him personally at his website http://www.supersherpas.com/blog/2008/08/13/supersherpas-lhakpa-gelu-sherpa-trying-to-set-new-world-speed-record-on-mount-rainier/
    and challenged to get full time-verification for his climb.

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