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

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Paul and Fi Interview

Mary, Paul and Fiona speaking to media on their return to Melbourne airport. Photo Nick Grainger.

Paul and Fi interviewed by Lindy Burns on 774 ABC Drive programme, Tuesday 2 June 2006, having returned to Melbourne about midnight the night before.

MP3 File

Interview from Drive with Lindy Burns: Fiona and Paul Adler first broadcast 2 Jun 2006 on 774 ABC Melbourne. Reproduced by permission of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and ABC Online. (c) 2006 ABC. All rights reserved.


Posted by: Bill Sims on June 4, 2006 01:50 PM AEST

Great interview. Yall have funny accents...haha. So, when do you leave again? I need to put an alert on my calander.

Bill & family Jax, FL

Posted by: Liz James on June 4, 2006 05:50 PM AEST

Very pleased to hear your interview and also caught you on the 7.30 Report. You look really well! Good luck with study, new businesses and what ever else you get up to, and hope to see you both on the road. cheers,

Posted by: MC - Vancouver, Washington, USA on June 4, 2006 07:49 PM AEST

Hello Fiona and Paul
EXCELLENT interview!!! It was nice to hear your voice, Paul in addition to Fiona's.
I love the picture of Paul during the interview with his fists clenched. It seems to portray a man with a mission...some unfinished business. Regardless of whether or not you go back...congrats again to both of you on staying so focused and for inspiring so many people on this amazing adventure. Cheers - MC

Posted by: James gagne on June 5, 2006 12:29 AM AEST

Hey you famous Australian’s. Welcome home. Send me your Address and your secret e-mail so I can mail you some pictures, and like wise.
Hope all is well, Stay in touch.

Posted by: Liz - Upper Montclair, NJ USA on June 5, 2006 05:38 AM AEST

LOVED listening to your interview! Thank you so much for sharing. You brought me to tears. Good ones!

Beautiful descriptions of the views from the higher mountain - one of the things which have drawn me to mountaineering over the years.

Paul, this is 'unfinished business', I have a strong feeling you will return.

Great achiement, congratulations and so much luck with anything you decide to do in your future together! I am sure whatever it is, you will excel at it.

Sending my warmest regards,
Liz & Tara Luanne :-)

Posted by: Sue and Andrew LLOYD on June 5, 2006 09:18 PM AEST

Hi guys,
Just a quick note to congratulate you both because without each other neither of you would have made it. It was a great joint effort. You are both an inspiration to everyone to follow your dreams. Hope the gu supplies made that achievement a little easier. Once you settled it would be great to get some feedback on what you thought of the product. Congrats again and you both made me feel like a proud Aussie.

Posted by: Jo, WI, USA on June 5, 2006 11:44 PM AEST

Awesome interview, you guys - it was super cool to hear the voices behind the writing these past weeks. Very neat. My husband and I just kicked back and listened for the duration :). Anyway, so glad you are home and safe. Can't wait to hear more from you as you unwind --

Posted by: TROCCON Marie Claude on June 7, 2006 12:31 AM AEST

I was absent during fifteen days and on my return, what a good new, you succeeded ! you carried out your plan, it is fabulous. Congratulations, you can be proud of you.
You made us share your emotions, your efforts and for this reason thank you, our encouragements all are come from our heart.
Your resolution and your will make you two examples for us all.
Your families have two fantastic children !
We have all a dream, but how much among us realizes it ? thank you to have invited us to yours while sending to us of so beautiful photos.
Good bye of a small village of France.
PS :
Your interview was difficult to understand for me but it was great to hear your voices ...

Posted by: Greg from Scranton,Pa on June 7, 2006 12:06 PM AEST

Paul and Fiona,
Congratulations an a safe return. You two had me and my 14 year old son enthralled for the last 2 months. We couldn't wait to turn on the computer and read your daily updates. It was such an accomplishment for the both of you in such a bad year on the mountain.Thanks for sharing your adventure with us and God bless.