Many of my readers, (all two of you) know our friend Scott Parazynski, father to Dude's friend and YaYa's friend, husband to my friend and all around Renaissance Man. I mean really, not only did he graduate from Stanford Med with honors, compete in Olympic Luge events, complete 5 successful Shuttle Missions, 7 Space Walks, and is a really NICE guy, he is now scaling Everest.
(my friend is fit to be tied)
Nevertheless - this is amazingly cool. (FREEZING - I understand)
I am following his team's progress up the mountain at the following blog:
I had no idea the incredible detail involved in an Everest attempt. One of my favorite things I've read so far is the list of gear Scott took to Kathmandu. (the Assistant Scoutmaster in me is totally Jonesing). That can be found here: Gear List
So log on and adventure vicariously with Scott!