Successful Mount Everest Summit!
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May 26th, 2012
Photo by Sandra Leduc
Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado 14er High Bivys
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2013 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards!
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Saturday May 18th 3pm
Commencement for the College of Natural Sciences:
Colorado State University
Friday May 31st, 6pm
TedX Front Range "Stepping Outside your Comfort Zone"
Rialto Theater, Loveland CO
Thursday June 6th, 630pm
VAIL ATHLETIC CLUB -- Medical Conditions and Training at High Altitude (Including Everest)
Recent Media/TV Appearances:
KUSA 9 News Colorado & Company with Denise Plante Friday September 21st 10am, and re-aired Tue November 27th, Watch Here: http://t.co/K1dKO6zv
On May 19th and 20th, I went for my first summit attempt of Everest. The weather and the winds were not forecasted to increase until the afternoon of the 20th. I thought I would have plenty of time to summit and get down before the winds and bad weather hit. Unfortunately the weather turned violent in the early morning hours of the 20th, much too early. I turned around less than 1000 feet (300m) from the summit. What I witnessed on my ascent and descent that night was one of the deadliest nights in the History of Mount Everest. Up to 7 people died, and others went missing. I did what I could for people around me, and members of my team bonded together to make it to safety on Everest. I made sure I was ok up there that night, and got down safely, but Still there were many that passed away that night that we couldn't help and to their families I send my most respectful condolences.
Everyone wants to know more about what happened on that fateful night, but more importantly, what happened in the days after. In 2012, I overcame unbelievable adversity and essentially climbed Mount Everest twice, making the summit in a second attempt with My great climbing friends including Jangbu Sherpa, and Canada's Sandra Leduc and her Sherpa Chawong. We were all fortunate to be strong enough to return less than a week later to make it all the way to the top of the world. This is my story, and I plan on sharing it with many people through presentations and speaker appearances and maybe even a book in the coming year. I am available for fundraiser events and motivational speaking, so please click on "BOOK JON for Your Next Event" if interested, a sample video is below:
In the News Media (Articles/Video/Radio and Television Appearances):
January 2013: Climbing 55 Colorado Summits Provides a Great Training Ground for Everest By Mary Jenneverre Shultz in Asian Avenue Magazine.
Rescue of Jeff Lodico, October 21 and 22nd, FOX31 and KWGN 2 w Greg Nieto:
Sept 26th, 2012: Mid-Day Mile on 104.7 the Mile Vail, CO. Everest Discussion w Eric Williamson
Watch THE WEATHER CHANNEL Tuesday Sept. 25th 4p, 7p, & 10p EST Sleeping on the Summits w Crystal Egger.
TV8 Vail With Tricia Swenson Sept 24, 2012: Fall Colors, SOS and Everest 2012
KUSA 9 News Colorado & Company with Denise Plante Friday September 21st 10am, Watch Here: http://t.co/K1dKO6zv
September 2012 Association of American Geographers Newsletter: Profiles of Professional Geographers, Pages 14-15: http://www.aag.org/galleries/newsletter-files/38188_Sept_R3.pdf
Good Morning Vail TV8 w Tricia Swensen Aug 30, 2012:
KKCO-TV NBC11 Grand JCT CO: August 24, 2012 w/ Terri Chappelle and Bernie Lange
Promoting the Book Sleeping on the Summits, and talking about Mt. Everest
KDVR Fox31 News July 11, 2012: Jeremy Hubbard Chronicles the High Bivys Project and Mt. Everest:
KDVR Fox31/KWGN 2 Morning Shows, Denver CO July 11, 2012:
Fox31 Denver: May 29th, 2012: Colorado Climber Describes Climbing Mount Everest
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Globe and Mail Canada:
NBC KNDU-TV Yakima, WA:
NBC KNDU-TV Yakim, WA, #2:
KAAP-TV Yakima, WA:
The Raw Story Blog/Column:
Pakistan Daily Times:
The National, Abu Dhabi:
The Times of India:
Archived Blog of the Expedition:
My name is Jon Kedrowski. I headed to Mount Everest in 2012 for climbing and research endeavors. In 2013, Stay tuned for new projects: A Sleeping on the Summits II SEQUEL! And an Expedition to Pakistan to climb the 11th and 13th Highest peaks on earth, the Gasherbrums.
SLEEPING ON THE SUMMITS: COLORADO FOURTEENER HIGH BIVYS
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Standing on the Summit of Aconcagua, Argentina (22,841'/6969m) at 3pm on January 13, 2010 after a 12 hour speed ascent from the Plaza de Argentina's 5000m Camp! 2000 vertical meters round trip in only 14 hours. "Quick and efficient", "fast and light" are styles of climbing I thrive on while climbing big mountains!
N.O.D. = "NO OFF DAYS"
Because to be successful in life, you can't take days off. You have to work hard everyday to achieve your goals and make things happen. This is a concept originally developed in 1997 by some close friends of mine and I as we worked out together to win championships in football and basketball. Realistically, a day off for rest is good, but to achieve things you want in life, you have to go after them and take advantage of every opportunity that comes at you. If you aren't working hard at the time, somebody somewhere else is, and when you meet them they will win. It has been many years since in the making since I've incorporated this approach into my life everyday. I also applied this concept to the highest mountain on the planet: Climbing Mount Everest!