Alan Arnette began this journey, his Road Back to Everest: Memories are Everything Campaign in June 2007 with a climb on Denali in Alaska. His adventures are more then just mountaineering excursions as this quest also involves trying to raise $100,000 for Alzheimer’s disease research.
In September, he continued on to Shisha Pangma in Nepal and then summitted Aconcagua in Argentina and Orizaba in Mexico in January of this year. He hopes to summit Everest in May. His preparations and actual climbing progress on Mt. Everest will be included in dispatches via the internet on his website www.alanarnette.com.
An accomplished climber, Arnette, 51 years old, began climbing at age of 38. He has sumitted Aconcagua, Ama Dablam (Nepal), Cho Oyu (Tibet), Mont Blanc (France), and countless others. He has attempted Everest twice (in 2002 and 2003) before health, weather and his own judgment made him turn back at 27,200 feet.
“We at Cure Alzheimer’s Fund thank Alan for his support of our research and his efforts to raise awareness of this devastating disease,” said Tim Armour, President of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. “We are honored to be part of Alan’s journey to the top of the world and wish him safe and successful climb.”
All donations will go entirely to research at Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, with none to Arnette’s climbing expenses or the Fund’s overhead costs.