Thursday, February 27, 2020

McMahon Blogs for National Geographic Adventure: Everest News – Escape from Lukla! Thousands of...

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Rumor on the trail that the Lukla airport had shut down started a week ago. We were still making our push to Everest Base Camp (17,701 feet) and Kala Patthar (18,315 feet). The weather...

Annapurna Circuit Trek Begins!

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186 miles, 17,768 foot mountain pass, 30 lb backpack, 14 days, 12 Snickers bars and Tang. Yup, I said Tang. I forgot my electrolyte packets at home and they don't have any in Pokhara, Nepal so...

Days 12-13: (Nepal Adventure) Paragliding & Permits

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Payge went paragliding in Pokhara and it was AWESOME!!   To see a rainbow of parachutes circling the Himalaya sky was truly breathtaking. I can’t think of a better way to spend my last day...

Days 10-11 (Nepal Adventure): Welcome to the Jungle!

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Who knew Nepal has jungles? I didn’t…but on a safari in Chitwan National Park, standing 20 feet away from a resting rhino that soon stood up to charge us, I do now! Bonus was...

Interview with Jim Davidson, co-author of the gripping book ‘The Ledge – An Adventure...

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Author, motivational speaker and mountaineer, Jim Davidson and I recently sat down to discuss his new book, The Ledge-An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mt. Rainier. It is a gripping real life account...
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