Class Notes

Everest or Bust? Bust.

June 12, 2014

Although I didn’t quite make it to Everest Base Camp, I had a blast fulfilling a lifelong dream to go trekking in the Himalayas. This is a picture of me just outside the village of Namche Bazaar at about 12,000 feet. You can see the tip of Everest just to the left of the more prominent peak directly over my head. Over the next several days I developed mountain sickness and had to call it quits the day before I would have reached the Khumbu Ice Fall. Still I made it to 17,600 feet. I hadn’t been that high since Wells II.

John Buckley

1977