Friday, December 08, 2006

Organization's Donations

Summit of Rainier
Summit Donor $10,000
High Camp Donor $5,000
North Col Donor $1,000
Oxygen Bottle Donor $500
Advanced Base Camp Donor $250

We plan to express our gratitude for your contributions in a variety of ways based on the amount contributed. Special requests are welcome, but the following options exist.
-breatheDEEP Cancer wristbands
-Expedition T-shirt
-Patch of respective organization on Summit Suits
-Organization’s name in Lungevity’s Newsletter that reaches 17,000 people
-Personal Photo Presentation and Slideshow
Donations can be made at - 10k

Lungevity Expediation Itinerary

March 15th Depart Chicago O’Hare
March 17th Arrival in Kathmandu (KTM)
March 18th-20th Organize Equipment, & Logistics, Acquire Tibetan Visa
March 21st-April 4th Acclimatization Trek from Lukla, Nepal
April 5th Return to KTM
April 6th Purchase Additional Equipment, & Meet Support Member
April 7th Drive to Zangmu (2350 m)
April 8th-9th Drive to Nyalam (3750 m)
April 10th Drive to Shegar (4350 m)
April 12th Drive to Everest Base Camp (17,000 ft)
April 13th Acclimatization around Base Camp
April 15th Trek to Interim Camp (19,500 ft)
April 16th Arrive at Advanced Base Camp (23,000 ft)
April 17th- May 29th Climb to the Top of the World (29,028 ft)
(The climbing itinerary will involve ferrying
equipment up Everest in a conservative manner,
establishing high camps, and descending for
rest at appropriate intervals. The summit day
is dependent upon the “weather window” but
will be between May 10th and the 29th. Please
inquire for additional info.)
May 30th- June 4th Travel by Land to Kathmandu
June 5th-7th Preparation for Departure
June 8th Arrival in Chicago
June 9th Liquidate Expedition Equipment


Brian, Justin, and Jared on Condoriti, Bolivia

In an effort to raise both awareness and capital for Lung Cancer Research, Justin Hewitt and I are working in cooperation with LUNGevity to climb Mt. Everest in the spring of 2007. It is our belief that the publicity gained from such an expedition can be used for the greater good of informing the public of the desperate need for further lung cancer research.
We intend to climb the Northeast Ridge of Everest with logistical support from Asian Trekking as far as Advanced Base Camp (ABC). Crucial to the goals of our expedition, we are to climb Everest in an environmentally conscientious manner while respecting the rights and needs of the Sherpa people. Although we will be bring
supplemental oxygen for emergency purposes, we hope to climb in purist style avoiding fixed lines whenever possible. In order to achieve this goal without oxygen we have allowed an additional two weeks of acclimatization that will allow our bodies to adjust to the high altitude.
Through my climbing experiences I have found a distinct similarity between lung cancer and the affects of high altitude. Basically, the human lung is put under the most extreme stress possible in both scenarios. However, only one is a celebration of the strength of healthy human lungs.

Walt, Justin, Brian, and Jared in Nepal