The Road Back to Everest: Attempt of Shisha Pangma

Posted October 9, 2007

As part of a yearlong journey and fund-raising campaign that will culminate with an Everest summit attempt in May 2008, Alan Arnette is in Tibet to climb Shisha Pangma. Alan’s mother suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and Alan has incorporated a $100,000 fund-raising campaign as part of his effort to summit the world’s highest mountain. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund already has received contributions on Alan’s behalf from many supporters and friends.


Shisha Pangma is the 14th-highest peak in the world at 26,335 feet (8,027 meters). It’s located in southern Tibet and uniquely stands somewhat alone from the main Himalayan range. The expedition started in Lhasa and involved a long journey over the Tibetan Steps to base camp. The six-week expedition will be Alan’s fifth climb on an 8,000-meter mountain.

Read about Alan’s travel and mountaineering adventures, as well as his commitment to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, in his updates posted on our home page ( and his website ( Highlights include visiting the Dalai Lama’s homes and his experiences in the city of Lhasa, including extraordinary photos.