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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




I have faced some pretty serious packing challenges in my time, but none  match up to this Prince of packing predicament. How does one go about  preparing for the following: 
 1 Kenyan safari complete with 84 year old grandmother. 
 1 Kilimanjaro climb complete with 8 former reality stars (Survivor). 
 1 Engagement party…my engagement party. 
 and 
 1 Aconcagua Expedition with a team of world-class mountaineers. 
 Two months, Six countries, 30,000 miles. Somebody pass the eggnog.

I have faced some pretty serious packing challenges in my time, but none match up to this Prince of packing predicament. How does one go about preparing for the following:

1 Kenyan safari complete with 84 year old grandmother.

1 Kilimanjaro climb complete with 8 former reality stars (Survivor).

1 Engagement party…my engagement party.

and

1 Aconcagua Expedition with a team of world-class mountaineers.

Two months, Six countries, 30,000 miles. Somebody pass the eggnog.