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 currently in base camp, so be sure to follow his progress at www.uelisteck.ch.
I will be posting more stories and images from Annapurna over the next few weeks, and will also begin a new series on my website answering the many questions I have received about training, preparation, and the gear that I use on my expeditions, among other musings from my climbs- so keep checking back.
I would like to thank everyone who followed along during my Annapurna expedition, and also for the tremendous support I received from friends, family, sponsors, and media over the these last few months. I draw much strength and encouragement from you all.