Success and Tragedy

26 Apr, by Don Bowie in Blog

Before I resume with my tales of travel to Makalu, I need to report a couple of things here at advanced base camp. I am currently sharing camp with 9 other climbers from various countries around the globe. I am climbing independently of this group,…



The trip into Makalu…Part 1

25 Apr, by Don Bowie in 2013 Makalu, Blog

My trip into Makalu advanced base camp has been quite the whirlwind tour so far. Here’s Part 1 of the journey: I drove from Bishop to Los Angeles on the 12th of April – thanks to my friend Jason Crockett and his comfy SUV. I…



High altitude acclimatization and prepping for Makalu

30 Mar, by Don Bowie in 2013 Makalu, Blog

I plan to head back to Nepal twice in 2013, for both the spring and fall climbing seasons. My first expedition departs on April 13th for Makalu- the 5th highest mountain on earth. I’ll be on the regular route, climbing alone again. I don’t think…



New Video: My idea of a hard training day…

12 Nov, by Don Bowie in Blog

  Check out my new video of a big day training for the Himalayas, filmed during a one day ascent of Mount Whitney (14,505ft), the highest point in the contiguous United States – by starting from the lowest point in Badwater, Death Valley (282ft below…



Whitney the Hard Way – unofficial time 19:35:16

28 Sep, by Don Bowie in Blog

The prelim time for my solo ride and climb of Mount Whitney from the lowest point in the USA (Badwater, CA, 282ft below sea level) is 19 hours, 35 minutes and 16 seconds. The total distance was around 152 miles, but my 910XT battery finally…



Spring expeditions are over…

16 May, by Don Bowie in 2006 Annapurna, Blog

Due to a personal emergency, I had to abruptly depart Annapurna for home. I am currently back in the USA and will not be joining Ueli Steck for our scheduled Everest ascent this month, but wish him the very best on his attempt. He is…