Closure on a black Everest season 8PM

I am back in Kathmandu and am relieved to leave behind another tumultuous Everest season.

Although I am excited to be safely home to my pregnant wife, I am deeply saddened that Ankaji’s children and 15 other families don’t have a father to welcome home this time. What grieves me more as I reconnect to the international coverage of the accident is that there are now reports circulating of a malicious group of Sherpas threatening and intimidating other climbers.

Curiously my name appears in one report as a leader of such a campaign. As with a year ago on Everest, yet again I find myself in a position needing to put forth a version of events as I experienced.