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.

Our current projects are and

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Prime Minister of Australia wishes Paul and Fi well

The Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, has sent a message to Paul and Fi. (Click to enlarge)

You can view a .pdf version here

Posted by Nick Grainger on behalf of the site admin team.


Posted by: Tim and Inna on May 22, 2006 01:25 PM AEST

Fantastic!!! Proof that the whole of Australia is on board!

Posted by: Lucinda & Chris on May 22, 2006 01:26 PM AEST

Hi Paul & Fiona,

Wow, how very impressive. You can't get encouragement from anybody bigger than the PM of Australia. I like how he addressed it "Camp 2, Mount Everest", I can't imagine that there is a mailbox up there!

Good luck - we are anxiously checking for updates all the time.

Lou & Chris xx

Posted by: Vassie Vlachos on May 22, 2006 01:28 PM AEST

Hi Paul & Fiona,
GOODLUCK as you approach the top, and may all your dreams come true. You both are truely amazing. I have Len hooked on your adventures too! We hope everything goes well. Vassie & Len xxx

Posted by: MC - Vancouver, Washington, USA on May 22, 2006 01:37 PM AEST

Thank you Nick G. for posting this impressive letter from the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard. The whole world is truly behing this effort of Fi and Paul!

Posted by: Kyna Hart, Hamilton, NZ on May 22, 2006 01:38 PM AEST

Howdy you two,
Following your climb on this site, it strikes me that since I've known you both (which is a while now - we must be getting old!), you have always set your goals high and worked towards them with extraordinary levels of commitment and determination. I can visualise the "I think I can" looks on your faces now (although I'm having trouble adding in the oxygen masks!) as you close in on the biggest, most significant goal yet.
Thinking of you, praying for you, wishing success for you both.
Not far now. One foot in front of the other. God speed.
Love, Kyna, Mal, Jemimah and wee Matilda.

Posted by: Ken and Kathryn on May 22, 2006 03:00 PM AEST

Great too see that in less than 24 hours your dreams will be finally realised. Can't wait for the update tomorrow. You will both be in our thoughts, all the best.

Posted by: Dad Am Melbourne on May 22, 2006 03:23 PM AEST

Paul and Fiona, we can almost feel the ground swell that is building up here.It is all so exciting. We know how important it is for you both and how much work and effort has gone into this.Your nearly there, so slow and steady and be so careful. lots of love, Dad / John

Posted by: Dame and Beck (Victoria, Australia) on May 22, 2006 08:43 PM AEST

Hi Paul and Fiona,

Congratulations on making it to Camp 4. I hope you like your special message today. Everyone is behind you guys. Well done! Love, Dame and Beck

Posted by: Cathy Scott on May 23, 2006 08:41 AM AEST

Have been reading your progress with great interest.
Good luck and go well, but most of all enjoy your amazingly unique experience.
Thinking of you both
With love