In March 2006, Paul Adler and Fiona Adler left for their attempt to climb Mount Everest. 

We posted live updates here throughout our climb, as well as during the final stages of our preparation.  We hope that this helped our friends, family and other interested parties to experience the adventure with us along the way.

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Interview with Fiona at Base Camp Friday 21 April 2006

Yes, the interview from Drive with Lindy Burns: Fiona Adler first broadcast 24 April 2006 on 774 ABC Melbourne reproduced by permission of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and ABC Online. (c) 2006 ABC. All rights reserved.

Fiona and Paul were at Base Camp when this was recorded. It was the day the 3 Sherpas were killed in the icefall, but the details were unclear so it is not mentioned. Sorry it has taken so long to post to the site. The ABC have just come back to me authorising us to publish it on the site at no cost. Thank you ABC.

Nick Grainger on behalf of Paul and Fi and the site admin team.

MP3 File


Posted by: Jonathan Munro on May 5, 2006 04:32 PM AEST

Dear Paul & Fiona,
I'm Mary's cousin from Northern NSW (You might know Mt Warning).I just listened to Fiona's ABC interview and am really enjoying your daily emails. I can't wait until Mary gets to base camp - say Hi from me when you talk to her.Good on you both for taking on such a quest - I'm a psychologist at Southern Cross University and so am interested if you did any sports psychology training before you left? Bye for now,

Posted by: Debra Cracknell on May 5, 2006 04:43 PM AEST

(Friend of J Adler) To Paul & Fiona,
I cant tell you how much I'm enjoying reading about your amazing adventures,take care and keep safe. PS give my best to Mary.

Posted by: Rose, Sydney on May 5, 2006 05:11 PM AEST

Hi Paul, Fiona and Nick,
Thanks for posting the audio file. It's great to hear Fiona's voice.
Have fun.

Posted by: MC - Vancouver, Washington, USA on May 5, 2006 05:24 PM AEST

A big thank you to Nick. It was nice to hear Fiona's interview. (I was hoping to get a chance to hear it.) Nicely done, Fiona!!! MC

Posted by: Valerie & rummy on May 5, 2006 05:44 PM AEST

Thank you for putting the interview on your web site. Your voice really brings home a small part of the struggles you face during your climb, hearing some of your breathlessness. We continue to wish you a safe and successful journey for as far as you go. Keep well--Valerie & Rummy, Apollo Bay, Victoria Australia

Posted by: Nat (cycling) on May 5, 2006 06:38 PM AEST

Hey Fiona and Paul
Just back from taking 19 year 11 students up Mt Sterling - a massive 1747m. We summited in low visability, they were bugged but we all had a thought for you both!!
Take care and stay safe.

Posted by: Chris and Bridget (formerly Melbourne, currently Mumbai!) on May 5, 2006 09:16 PM AEST

Hi guys, hope the beginning of your trip to C3 has gone well!

We are in Mumbai now and it is great - chaos everywhere, but still very enjoyable - just heaps of stuff going on all the time. When we got off the train it looked like people were hitting others with sticks to be the first to get on the train for the return trip - crazy!

Looking forward to hearing how your day has gone.

Chris and Bridget

Posted by: Liz on May 5, 2006 09:17 PM AEST

Well done Fiona! So pleased I can relate firsthand to what you are experiencing at EBC and beyond!

Sounds like you are part of a wonderfully organised, sensible team. I was very happy to hear you have excellent communications available to you during your climb.

Climb strong and stay safe.


Posted by: Tamara Brown (a/k/a Tam) on May 6, 2006 12:52 AM AEST

Tam - from the Florida Keys, USA.
Nick: Just wanted to pass an enormous THANK YOU on to you for being the real reason we are able to feel close to our loved ones while they are climbing to the top of the world! You are doing a tremendous job! A heartfelt hug is transmitted your way.........Tam

Posted by: June Nye, Delray Beach, FL USA on May 6, 2006 08:03 AM AEST

What a delight to hear your lovely voice, Fiona - enjoyed your interview immensely!I wholeheartedly agree with Tam. So many of my friends in this part of the world are following your adventure with prayers and best wishes for all.
My very best to the whole team~~~~~June