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The Everest Rockstars are Back!

May 16, 2014

Hey Everyone so we’re back…..sort of!

So we are being asked all the time…..”where have you guys been and why don’t you update the blog”

The reason?……no reason really, we have all just been off doing our own things…..traveling, trekking, training you know how it goes.

It’s been a good year for us all and we have had some awesome adventures between us all from holidays in Europe and the States, trekking in Vietnam, adventure races, skydiving…..the list is pretty long and getting longer all the time.

So…..What’s next you say?

Well that’s why im back on the Blog……It all started like this…….

Dave turned the big 40 this year and simply decided that he wanted to tick off his list one of the big items so before I knew it we had booked and paid for the next big adventure……

We’re Climbing A Full On, Larger than Life, Glacier Covered Beast of a Mountain!

The Mountain in question is called Mt Rainier and it’s located in the Cascade Ranges near Seattle Washington…’s the highest glacial peak in the Contiguous United States @ 14.411 feet…..The prominence of this mountain is one of its best features as it stands as the highest in the USA @ 13.211 feet and has a greater prominence than even K2 @ 13.189 feet the worlds 2nd highest mountain.

This is a serious climb which will include the use of ropes, ice axes, cramp-ons and some super experienced guides…..Thats why im awesomely happy to say that we are being guided on this climb by two of the greatest climbers of all times and our personal heros….Ed Veisters and Peter Whittaker.

These guys have done it all from climbing the worlds highest peaks including Mt Everest multipul times without the use of bottled oxygen.

Over the next few weeks ill introduce you all to Ed & Pete and let you know more about them but for now take a look at this video which will give you a better idea of what it is we are currently training for……the climb is only weeks away and we leave for Seattle on the 18th June so keep your eye’s out for updates on our training and more about the climb…..

Nice to be back on the blog…….Cheers Dog

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Brett W permalink
    May 16, 2014 5:45 am

    You little beauty. You’ve made my Friday. Look forward to hearing all the gritty details. By the way, how’s the dirt/concrete fall arrest drills going??

    • May 16, 2014 5:49 am

      yeeha!!…..we’re back Bert… for your question?…..came close to loosing a few teeth but so far so good!

  2. May 16, 2014 6:09 am

    Wow, what a climb this will be Mike. We’ll be following your adventure.
    BTW, Ma was thrilled to receive your flowers..
    Gary Wert Snr.

    • May 16, 2014 6:13 am

      Hey Gary, nice to hear from you, yep the climb should be a cracker….im glad Ma liked the flowers, it’s a big deal turning 75yrs…..hope to catch up soom….Cheers Mike

  3. Jan permalink
    May 16, 2014 6:15 am

    Glad to hear of this new and amazing venture… I am back on the stalker trail…looking forward to the updates… My heros

    • May 16, 2014 9:04 am

      Nice to see you again Jan….hang on this climb is going to be a cracker!….

  4. ozdrake permalink
    May 16, 2014 8:25 am

    woweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee doggy what a rippa climb go doggy go matey luv ol ma wert

    • May 16, 2014 9:06 am

      Hey Ma Wert….glad to have you back on board, can’t wait to hear some of your crazy comments LoL ….. Seeya soon!

  5. Jan permalink
    June 1, 2014 9:20 pm

    Sad sad news today of the tragedy on Mt Rainier. This is one very tough mountain. Our thoughts and prayers are with the climbers their families and friends.

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