Alan Arnette, whose Everest coverage I mentioned yesterday, has big plans for 2010. The mountaineer has turned his sights on the Seven Summits, and perhaps an even bigger goal, in raising $1 million for the Alzheimer’s Association, a cause that is very near and dear to Alan’s heart.
As he prepares for the first of his Seven Summit climbs, Alan has also started blogging for Outside Online, offering up his first entry yesterday. In this initial post, Alan introduces himself to a new audience over at Outside, while outlining his plans for what he’ll be writing about, which will include his own climbs, analysis of the Everest climbing season, and mountaineering news in general. Personally, I can’t think of a better person to make these contributions to the Outside Blog, and Alan’s writing will make an already great source of news and information even better.
Alan’s Seven Summit bid will begin next July, when he’ll start with Kilimanjaro and then move on to Elbrus the following month. From there, he’ll climb Vinson in the fall of 2010 and Aconcagua, which he’s already summitted, in early 2011. He’ll tackle Everest in the spring of that year, before returning to Denali that summer. He’ll finish up on the technical Carstensz Pyramid sometime in 2011 as well, and while in the neighborhood, he’ll head to Australia and stroll up Kosciuszko too. The best part of this adventure is that we can all be a part of it. You can help Alan reach that $1 million goal by clicking here, and you can join him on one of the climbs by clicking here.
Congratulations on the new gig at Outside Alan, it is much deserved, and good luck on the Seven Summits. You know I’m behind you on that endeavor as well.
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