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From Everest to Seattle to You

Everest 2016  •  May 14

The next few posts are brought to you from Paul’s wife Julie. He cannot blog from the mountain, but he can text me via his InReach satellite communicator. These will be brief, as he can only send 140 characters at a time, but at least you’ll all know how he’s doing!

“Happy news that the forecast improved by the 5pm briefing. This is it! Last minute prep, packing, and three hours of “sleep” before our 2:30am departure.”

The close chaos of Camp 3 as we get ready to roll.
Photo from 2015: Julie & Paul standing in the very spot where he first asked her out in 1988. (She said no.)

4 thoughts on “From Everest to Seattle to You

  1. Hi Julie,
    Thanks for keeping the updates going. I was in your shoes when my husband, Doug, reached the summit of Everest in 2013 with IMG. Paul could not be in better hands. It is exciting and anxious all at the same time. We have been following Paul’s blog, and wish you BOTH the best. Again, thanks for keeping us posted, and know that I am specifically thinking about you!

  2. Hi Susie–

    Thanks for your good thoughts. It’s definitely a strange experience. But as I said to him once–I don’t need to understand why he does it. I only need to understand that he needs to do it.

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