After a four month hiatus, The Rest of Everest video podcast is returning. A few days back a short introduction to what is being called the “third season” of the Rest of Everest was posted online and made available through iTunes.
In this introduction, RoE creator Jon Miller informs us that the show is going back to it’s mountaineering routes in the episodes ahead, starting off by taking a look at the Annapurna IV expedition that went down last spring. We get a brief glimpse of that climb in this video, with a tease of what’s to come, as show regular Ben Clark returns to share his experiences once again, along with climbing partners Josh Butson and Tim Clarke.
The new episodes promise to be very interesting as we get an up close look at high altitude mountaineering once again, although the Annapurna IV climb was conducted in alpine style rather than the traditional siege style that you typically see in the Himalaya. That should make for some fascinating episodes ahead, and it all starts next week, so fans of the podcast should get ready.
Jon hasn’t been resting on his laurels during this down time either, as he prepares for Everest 2009 Trek, in which he and photographer Chris Marquardt, of Tips From the Top Floor fame, will lead a team of ten lucky trekkers up to Everest Base Camp, conducting a photography/videography workshop along the way. The trek was so popular that when they opened it up for reservations, it sold out in under a minute, and he hints that there may possibly be more treks to come in the future as well.
As a big fan of the show, I can’t wait for the new episodes to begin. Welcome back Jon! 🙂
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