The Rest of Everest Episode 135: Real Surreal Reality

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We’re nearing the halfway point of the current “season” of the Rest of Everest, as the look at the 2009 Everest Base Camp trek starts to head toward a conclusion. Never fear though, as Jon and a host of new trekkers will be leaving for Nepal, and Tibet, for a new trek in just a few short weeks, and I’m sure that adventure will provide us with a whole new look at the mountain.

For now though, we’re still in the midst of last year’s trek, and in Episode 135, we rejoin Jon Miller and crew back in BC on the South Side of Everest. This latest episode, entitled Real Surreal Reality, begins where many of the recent episodes have, in the tent with Jon and John as they prepare to get their day started.

From there, it’s out into Base Camp where the stunning displays of the surrounding mountains are once again stunning, and a great reminder of why we all want to make a trek just like this one. Those scenes are broken up with a few brief moments of Jon trying to explain to a Sherpa how his wife has a twin sister, aided by his trusty iPhone of course. The Sherpa didn’t seem all that impressed. 😉 We’re treated to some great panoramic shots of BC and the wall of mountains that loom over the entire area.

Seeing the snow and ice, mountaineering tents, prayer flags, and big peaks helps you to understand the title of the episode. It does indeed look quite surreal. Check it out for yourself on the Rest of Everest website or through iTunes.

Kraig Becker

5 thoughts on “The Rest of Everest Episode 135: Real Surreal Reality”

  1. Actually, there is probably a lot left to go in this season. Jon says he's got as much footage from the descent as he does from the ascent, so there's likely many more episodes to come!

    We're recording two more episodes this weekend, then it'll be on hiatus for a few weeks while he's off on this year's trek. But we'll be back! 🙂

    -John C.

  2. Yeah, I caught that at the end of the episode. Only half done. Much like climbing the mountain, getting to the top is only half-way there! 🙂

  3. I shot a lot of goofy video on the way back down and at the airport back in Kathmandu. It'll be interesting (to me, at least) to see what Jon ends up using.

  4. Yeah, we all got pretty silly on the way back down. Must have been all that oxygen slowly returning to our brains. 🙂 The second half of the season should be even more fun than the first half!

  5. Awesome! Looking forward to watching it. 🙂

    I leave for my trek in two weeks. Can't wait.

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