As Alan Arnette prepares to depart Kathmandu after his climb to the top of the world's highest mountain, he blogs about how he and his team followed a traditional unique – signing a white board at the Rum Doodle restaurant in Kathmandu. Before signing it, his team had to show proof they summitted, a statement from the Ministry of Tourism with their names and expedition.
Alan talks about the timeless Ms. Elizabeth Hawley, who is the unofficial keeper of the running total of every Himalaya summit. In his words, "It is well known that if she said you summited, you summtied; otherwise you are out."
Alan is looking forward to seeing his wife in Denver, and now Mt. McKinley (Denali) is up next for his 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s: Memories are Everything. He departs June 25th.