Thursday, December 6, 2012


 This Blog is dedicated to my family and friends who have said how much they like being able to follow along with my mountain travels. So if by chance you find yourself reading this and are not from the aforementioned group, welcome, but please understand that this is not a "professional" site(ya ya so why all the banners? Amazingly all the banners are from sponsors who also happen to be real friends).

 Fall 2012 finds me once again heading into the mountains of  the Nepal Himalaya. Joining me for this trip is the ultra fit bad ass climber Chad kellogg. The climbing objective is  the black and white picture above. In 2009 I climbed a peak on this mastif called Jobo Rinjang with Joe Puryear and had the opportunity to scout this wall after the climb. When I first laid eyes on this face I simply stared in total awe. Why had I never seen a picture of this? For the last two years I have kept this secret, originally planing on returning with Joe.

 My hart felt thanks go out to the American Alpine Club, My family, Puryear family, Kellogg family, Ang Teshering Lama, Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, Depa Gautam, Elizabeth Hawley, and Julie Hentrich.


  1. You are awesome David. Climb strong, be safe, and keep the posts coming.

  2. Beautiful mountain! Awesome that you and Chad are hooking up again. Best of luck and I look forward to the slide show when you guys return :-) --Diane L

  3. Mingma Gyalje SherpaOctober 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Hello! David
    HANDS UP to your Great achievement.
    This is Dorjee's son, Mingma from Rolwaling.
    Nice to be connected.
    You can find me on

    Helpline on Chobutse/Chobuje...