MyEverest Website is now live
Fiona writes an Everest update on our pda from Camp 2. Writing updates and engaging with you by receiving your messages posted here, and then being able to write back to you was a highlight of the expedition for both of us. Photo Paul Adler
Hi everyone – Paul here with some good news.
After 7 months of work, we have finally finished the MyEverest web site. After putting up the last posts, we received a lot of enthusiastic feedback from you, which we really appreciated - especially as this undertaking turned out to be a fair bit bigger than we had initially anticipated!
Already there are five people that have created websites on MyEverest and will be posting dispatches during their upcoming climbs. Three of these (including me) are climbing Mt Everest in the April-May climbing season, and one is climbing Ama Dablam. So for those of you that are interested in following the progress of someone trying to climb to some of the highest points in the world, this should provide a variety of different perspectives about what it’s really like.
We’ve also had a number of people approach us with their personal stories about an “Everest” challenge they’ve undertaken and these are included as MyEverest Stories. These range in topics (not all about mountain climbing!) and are an incredible insight into different life experiences that most of us will never experience.
Need to resubscribe to receive updates
IMPORTANT: If you want to receive updates from MyEverest, you need to subscribe – this is a completely separate website and you are not automatically subscribed. Just to make it clear, everything on the MyEverest web site is free, so there is no charge at all for this. To receive email updates, just go to www.myeverest.com and click on the “Register here…” link on the left hand side of the home page near the Login box. Once you’ve registered with the site, you go to Email Notifications where you can choose to subscribe to all climbs or just select which ones you are particularly interested in.
On my personal section of the site, I’ve uploaded new information about my upcoming climb, including information about my training and what I have done differently this time, my decision to climb again, and some new information about my gear. I can’t believe I leave in less than 3 weeks!
Anyway, Fiona and I would be keen to hear about what you think of MyEverest. If you notice anything strange or have any problems with the site, please also let us know.
PS – we won’t be posting to this website anymore, so please remember to register with MyEverest if you want to continue to receive updates.
Posted by: Phil Stammers on March 10, 2007 07:28 PM AEST
Hi Paul Fiona,
Just a quick note to say hello and wish you well Paul on your next Mt Everest attemp. Go for it!
I will be hanging out for the updates once again...
The MyEverest site looks great!
A quick message for Mary Adler "hello there" I hav'nt been swimming at the baths for about year... doing other things to keep fit. Hope you are well.
This year is on rollers skates, so Paul I wish you all safe passage, make the most of the journey and the enjoy the view from the top.
All the best!
Posted by: Scott on March 11, 2007 01:35 AM AEST
LOVE the new MyEverest website! What a wonderful idea. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to start training for Paul's 2nd attempt on Everest! So much excitement and anticipation to get ready for... ;-)
Posted by: chris marchant on March 11, 2007 09:27 AM AEST
I was curious when events of rthe 2007 climb will start? what guide company did you go withetc. and GOOD LUCK I'm preparing for my first mountaineering course ,early next spring. I have many questions!!!
Posted by: Paul Adler on March 11, 2007 09:33 AM AEST
Thanks for your message and I (or other climbers) am happy to answer any questions you might have, but do you think you could post your question on the MyEverest site? One of the good things about the new site is that is has a powerful searching capability, so if you were interested in training (for example), you can already find lots of information about it.
Posted by: Steve Bird on March 13, 2007 08:15 AM AEST
My question about mountain climbing in shorts might not have been so dumb after all.
"A Dutch adventurer has announced plans to climb Mount Everest wearing little more than a pair of running shorts Self proclaimed ice man 47-year-old Wim Hof ..."
Posted by: Glenda Baker on March 15, 2007 11:57 AM AEST
Thanks for the update Paul and Fiona, I wish Paul all the best for the 2007 climb and good luck. Best wishes to Fiona too going to Base Camp again. Fiona, please take care of my cousin Margaret, your mother, I am so proud of her attempting this challenge.
Love from Glenda.