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Book Review: After the Wind, Tragedy on Everest

Remember the book Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer about the Everest tragedy in 1996? Well here's another equally riveting account by Lou Kasischke, a member of Krakauer's climbing team. Called After the Wind: Tragedy on Everest, One Survivor's Story, it's a book I couldn't put down. Although Kasischke wrote an account of the disaster 17 years ago, it's just recently he was ready to share his version of the events in book form. His…

Mt. Everest Base Camp – 8 Reasons to Make the Trek

This is a guest post written by my daughter, Kristen McAdam - an adventurous soul with her mother's wanderlust. At least her cubicle is more interesting than most! Back in February I made the decision to ask my boss for an entire month off to travel to Nepal. I was feeling the familiar tug of the travel bug and was eager to tick off another item on my ever-growing bucket list. I’ve wanted to visit…

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