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Alan Arnette
Summit Coach, Speaker, Mountaineer, Alzheimer's Advocate. Oldest American to summit K2 in 2014; Everest in 2011.
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Alan Arnette 7h
Replying to @teddybatchelor
It's fairly steep there so you always wear crampons and stay clipped in when leaving the tent. But there's little avi and rock/icefall danger. The winds can be deadly.
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Alan Arnette 12h
This short week I'll feature the Lhotse Face on the climb of Everest's SE Ridge. It's 3,690' high with angles from 40 and 50-degrees with the occasional 80-degree bulge around upper C3. This picture focuses on C3 to the Geneva Spur with the Yellow Band in between.
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Alan Arnette Nov 23
Replying to @2001T4
All from digital cameras. These were from a $300 Canon P&S.
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Stefan Nestler Nov 23
Jan is dead. The writer was still a man when, in 1953, she transmitted the news of the first ascent of šŸ—» to London in legendary circumstances. R.I.P. šŸ™
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Alan Arnette Nov 23
Replying to @CancionLogica
C3. Taken C2. Thanks
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Alan Arnette Nov 23
Replying to @KhumbuNomad
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Alan Arnette Nov 23
Replying to @KhumbuNomad
Not overly so, just a big crack. Some years the route goes climber's right to avoid it.
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Alan Arnette Nov 23
This short week I'll feature the Lhotse Face on the climb of Everest's SE Ridge. It's 3,690' high with angles from 40 and 50-degrees with the occasional 80-degree bulge around upper C3. Usually, there is an up and down rope to manage traffic. I took this on May 11, 2008,
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Alan Arnette Nov 23
Garrett Maddison Interview: Rare 2020 summit in Nepal. Update on the teetering serac over the Khumbu Icefall (there is news!), Everest 2021, and update on the lawsuit.
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Alan Arnette Nov 22
Yes! Maggie said he loved the blanket, and she was so appreciative.
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Alan Arnette Nov 22
Sometimes mountains are about people, not climbing. In 2014, we organized a fundraiser the "Climb for Colton" on Mt. Bierstadt. Over 100 people topped out including Maggie Marzonie, Colton's mom. The 3-year-old had Leukemia, the single mom needed help. He's in remission today.
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Alan Arnette Nov 21
Replying to @BrianWOBorders
Not there now. I'm running a series on social where I share climbing photos from my 25+ years in the Hills. On weekends I focus on culture. I summitted Acon in 2005/8/11.
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Alan Arnette Nov 21
On the weekends, I shift from mountains to cultures. Today is Mendoza, Argentina, a wonderful city of two million people that still has a small-town feel. A vibrant city life that comes alive as midnight approaches. Outdoor cafes serving steaks and Malbec!
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Alan Arnette Nov 20
Replying to @2001T4
Thanks Mike. I've learned mental toughness the hard way :O
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Alan Arnette Nov 20
Replying to @douglashogan
The Traverse was deadly. A mistake, gear failure or detached release had zero margin for error. Go fast but fast was slow and present. Mostly good weather with several days of heavy snow. A good dump at high camp before summit push but overall OK.
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Alan Arnette Nov 20
Wrapping up this "Summit View" week, we have an Everest hero summit shot of me and Flat Stanely taken by Kami Sherpa and one of my all-time favorites that I took at the South Col with Cho Oyu in the background (the long sloping summit in the background center right.)
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Alan Arnette Nov 19
Replying to @ali_raxa
Both. Flat for 100 sqmts with a large cornice on the very top. Dangerous
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Alan Arnette Nov 19
Replying to @ali_raxa
Iā€™ll leave that to you. Phurba Tashi, 21 Everest summits fixed the ropes and said it was the true summit.
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Alan Arnette Nov 19
Replying to @jim_haskins
Thanks. Thanks only one, amazingly.
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Alan Arnette Nov 19
For anyone interested in learning more about our 2014 K2 climb, I made a short 30-minute video. It's on YouTube at
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