Friday, April 3, 2009

Everest Expedition 2009

I don't know how many of you check out the other blogs I have listed on my blog, but there is one I'd like to point out. Michael Marin, who lives here in the Valley, is on the other side of the world and about to start his journey to climb Mt. Everest. This is a really challenging climb, there are people still getting killed attempting this, but more people are safely making it there and back every year.

Michael came and spoke to the students at Laird in early March, and he was so wonderful with the students. He is climbing the highest summit on each of the seven continents, and has already achieved five of those summits. It was a fascinating presentation.

My prayers and best wishes go to him, and I hope you'll invite your children to read and learn about what climbing Mt. Everest involves.

I've been downloading and watching Rest of Everest, which chronicles another climber's successful climb up Everest. It's a free podcast available via iTunes.

Here is Michael's blog: Everest Expedition 2009

1 comment:

Melissa M. said...

I just watched Everest (an Imax made movie) last night, what a coincidence!
I also read a book about it, which sparked the movie interest.
I don't understand the drive behind it, I like to be safely on low ground.