Ed Maggart’s slideshow was a few weeks back. LGO had a fun crew of people who gobbled down the fresh cookies and cold beverages, and gathered to listen to Ed’s travels across Bhutan, Mongolia, Nepal & Tibet during his fall sabbatical. The pictures and stories were fascinating, and it sounds like Ed encountered amazing people. We were particularly intrigued by the crew Ed met who hunt wolves with eagles!
Ed’s summit attempt of Ama Dablam was a great reminder that your climbing safety is more important than any peak, send or summit. When the odds stack against you, it is time to re-evaluate your goals and save it for another day. Kuddos to Ed for being able to make that decision and for realizing that a trip like his is worth so much more than simply achieving a certain elevation.
Thanks to all who participated and made it possible for us to send $150 to the Carolina Climbers Coalition to protect our NC climbing areas and Climb Safe!