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Just like 1995 - beer and kim pab on the streets of Seoul

Tieton Rock Climb and Home Sweet Home

Today was my first full day in one place in quite a while. I had a great day (Friday I think) in Seoul. What normally would have been 10 long hours stealing food samples from duty free shops in the Seoul Incheon Airport turned into a fun run into down town where I met up
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Trek out of Base Camp

The walk out was very strange. First to see the tents being dismantled and barrels loaded onto yaks. Everywhere you looked, across the whole base camp, someone was lifting a duffel bag. I left by myself and found myself pausing to look back with bitter sweet thoughts. I stopped in Gorak Shep and said goodbye
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A couple summit pics

OK- Many more to come but I’m in a bad internet cafe in Kathamandu and I’ve lost the cord to my laptop. These pics were emailed to me by Oskar Kihlborg (Kilhborg.se) after his return to KTM along with some sleuthing using a program called ‘Absolute Recovery’. Hurray for Oskar, I owe him many beers
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Third toenail this summer (See El Diablo by Stacey for #2)

The true story of my Everest Toe Nail (ETN)

I recently read Marshal Ulrich’s book ‘Running on Empty’ (http://marshallulrich.com/). The man is an endurance machine and I appreciated the introspection he included. Marshall also had all of his toe nails surgically removed because he was tired of them getting infected and falling off. Reading about this reminded me of my unfinished post about losing
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Summit Push Recap

[update 5/24: There are a number of summit pictures on: https://picasaweb.google.com/wolpin] I’m not sure how to start this. What a trip! I’m in my tent at base camp, on hold with my travel agency in Seattle and stuck in a message loop encouraging me to ‘look for a little adventure’ It’s 2:30am and my sleep cycle
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SAFELY DOWN to Base Camp!!

SAFELY DOWN to Base Camp!!

SWEETFCers, Kelly here with a final update: Let the party begin!!!!!!  Seth is now safe and sound at base camp, coughing a lot but soothing his throat with a much deserved Everest Beer.  At this point, I’ll turn the blog back over to him.  He should be able to write an update of his own
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Descending… now at Camp IV

Descending… now at Camp IV

Hello SWEETFCers, I just heard from Seth again – it’s just after 10pm on Thursday in Seattle and he’s back down to Camp IV.  He’s exhausted but sounds great.  Here are some of the details he shared with me, in no particular order: * It was gorgeous at the top – more mountains than he’s
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Descending… sleeping at Camp III

Descending… sleeping at Camp III

Happy Friday the 13th, SWEETFCers! Kelly here with another update: What a frustrating day for the Blogger website to go down for maintenance!  I know a lot of folks have been anxiously awaiting news here and Blogger, meanwhile, has been moving backwards – removing posts from the last several days.  By the time this posts,
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At the top of the world!!!!

At the top of the world!!!!

What a day, SWEETFCers!Kelly here with very exciting news!!At 5:25am on Friday morning in Nepal, Seth stood on the summit of Everest!!!!  I got the briefest of phone calls from him, telling me he was there, and it was beautiful, and it was cold (very cold).  I know he had to take his gloves and
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The Summit Push!!

The Summit Push!!

SWEETFCers- Kelly here with another update: I heard from Seth around 1:00 this morning, calling from Camp IV.  He said it took six and a half hours of jumaring to get there from Camp III, during which time he only stopped a couple of times, either for water, a chocolate bar, or a brief rest. 
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