Posts tagged Everest
A house call from Dr. Mariorenzi

Dr. Louis Mariorenzi, friend, mentor and 2011 Everest summiteer, stopped by this morning for some final words of encouragement. Louis and his wife Priscilla have been an incredible source of support over the past year and for that I’m incredibly grateful! His modesty, generosity, and kind-nature never ceases to amaze me. I’m forever indebted to a mountain worlds away for bringing us together. 

Thank you Louis for all that you’ve done for me and I look forward to exchanging Everest tales over unalloyed libations upon my return! 

Click here to listen to Louis speak about his experience climbing Mt. Everest on NPR




Alan Arnette Interview

As part of his Everest 2013 coverage Alan Arnette has been conducting interviews with some of this seasons climbers. Dawes Eddy is a tough act to follow but here is my interview:

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2013/01/28/everest-2013-interview-with-mike-chambers-flying-kites-on-everest/

“Everest behind you, heading for home. Climbers pass the line of chortens on the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, above Thugla, before dropping down into the land of green. Just looking at this photo sends shivers down my spine. It is one of the most emotional moments of the expedition: now you are released.” —Eric Simonson

“Everest behind you, heading for home. Climbers pass the line of chortens on the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, above Thugla, before dropping down into the land of green. Just looking at this photo sends shivers down my spine. It is one of the most emotional moments of the expedition: now you are released.” —Eric Simonson

Everest Training

As of this week I’m going to start training and coaching out of CrossFit New Bedford a couple days a week. The home set-up is incredible but it’s sometimes difficult to replicate the intensity. 

"Fight Gone Bad"


Wallball (14/20)
SDHP (50/75)
Box Jump (18”/24”)
Push Press (50/75)
C2 Row

5 rounds

In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating.