Alan is always a fantastic resource for mountaineering information and as he prepares to leave for the Himalaya once again, he is sharing the adventure with us on his website. Yesterday he re-posted a great video on his blog that helps to explain the route to the summit of Everest and just what the climbers go through so that they can stand on the highest point on the planet.
Many of you are probably already very familiar with this process, but for those that aren't, it is quite eye opening. It'll also serve as a great resource in the weeks ahead, giving us all a reference to where the various Everest teams are at on the mountain at any given time.
Is anyone else looking forward to the 2011 season as much as I am?