Post #65: Will we see an emergence of Performance Enhancing
Drugs (PEDs) on Everest this season?
This commentary and response is to the recent article in
Outside Magazine by Devin O’Neil titled “Climbing’s Little Helper”, which was
was very well written and researched.
After having just been to Everest last year, I couldn’t help but ponder
many of the comments and topics within this article.
Coming from a competitive sports background
(Basketball/running/skiing/football, etc) I can see how the use of performance
enhancing drugs could be of great benefit to climbers on the biggest stage in
the world: Mount Everest.
Post #46: A Week
of Traversing the Peaks and Traversing the State
What an endurance filled week it’s been. It’s reminded me to never take anything for
granted. Sometimes I have been pushed
out of my comfort zone with climbing peaks, and packing in all the speaking
events I can. But all of that hard work
has made me a better person in the long run, especially in the mountains. The
people out there have been so generous and very nice to meet all along the way,
so thank you so much!
Post #45 Sept 11th 2012 Salute, A Year in the Life of Jon Kedrowski
On days like this, we not only take time to reflect on an event that has impacted all of our lives 9/11......but we take stock of our own situations. 11 Years ago I remember where I was on September 11th. I was in college for my Senior Year at Valparaiso. I had no idea that I would fast forward to 10 years later, 1 year ago, to the summit of Capitol Peak in the Elk Range. I was with my good buddy Chris Tomer, and I was 45 peaks in to my quest to become the first person to Camp on the Summit of Every Colorado 14er.
Return of My Expedition Bags! July 23, 2012.
Its almost August and two months ago I was standing on the top of the world. After the climb of Everest, I returned to Basecamp on May 27th and packed up my gear. By May 28th Yaks arrived to carry the gear back down the 40 miles of trekking to Lukla so that it could eventually be flown out to Kathmandu. Well, By May 30th, the yaks had delivered to Lukla, but the Monsoon Rains had arrived. Planes did not fly out of Lukla for three weeks.
July 15, 2012 Zappolo's People
Chris and I were on Ron's show and it aired Sunday evening. If you didn't get to see the show, please take a look at it via this online link:
Promoting the Book Sleeping on the Summits, and talking about Mt. Everest
I have heard from many people who followed my Everest Expedition and who are becoming fans of my new book Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado 14er High Bivys.
#40 Post: Good times Promoting Sleeping on the Summits!
July 9-13 was a week of humbling media appearances with KDVR Fox 31 and KWGN 2 in Denver. I also went on a radio show in Denver with 810am KLVZs Angie Austin and also the week started on Monday with a book signing at the Tattered Cover in Downtown! It was a packed house. I am so thankful for all the people that turned out. Some photos are below. Please come out to our next major book event at REI Denver Flagship 6pm on Monday July 30th, hope to see everyone there!
TV8 Vail Appearance with Tricia Swensen
On Monday June 25th, I enjoyed part of my morning at the TV8 Vail studios at the Season's Building in Avon. We talked about Everest and Sleeping on the Summits! Tricia, Heidi and the rest of the gang at TV8 Thanks for having me on, the videos are below!
Postsummitcelebration, recalling an incredible
Below: Makalu from near the Summit
June 1 , 2012.
I’m sitting on a Jet Plane, en Route back
States. I can see on a screen that I’m
overGreenlandnow, and only a few hours from the East
Coast of theUnited States. I am definitely ready to go home, it’s
been nearly two months since I stood on American Soil. It’s Friday, but I am
also still less than a week removed from standing on top of the highest point
Getting the Facts Right and Honoring Teammate David O'Brien
May 31, 2012
Inaccuracies in the Media
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I've finally made it back to Kathmandu Nepal, safely returning from the Khumbu, and only 5 Days from standing on the Summit of the World. I have been finally made aware about all of the tremendous support and all of the well wishes from people all over the U.S. and the world who were pulling for me to get to the Top of Everest. THe blog comments and support will still take days to sift through, but thanks so much!
Talked with Jon this morning - he's back safe in Basecamp (17,100ft).
"I need a shower and a shave", he joked, "And, i'm skinnier than you've ever seen me....even skinnier than after our sleeping on the summits project last summer." That's saying a lot, because I remember that! I have a feeling Jon's mom will change all that with some great home-cooked food.
I congratulated Jon on essentially climbing Everest twice - with two very different outcomes.