Luckiest Man Alive

The beautiful bride-to-be and me in Telluride, CO (2012)

The beautiful bride-to-be and me in Telluride, CO (2012)

She said “yes.”  I am indescribably happy to report that Carla and I are engaged. After a brief hike up to the monastery in Namche and with a cloud-enshrouded Thamserku peak as our backdrop, I asked her to continue our incredible journey together as husband and wife.  Perhaps, she was hypoxic when answering since we were at nearly 12,000′, but I’ve since been assured that she meant it.  Couldn’t be happier.

Very exciting, new chapter to begin when I return in June… celebrations to follow soon thereafter!

Namche – 4.17.2015

P1020452Here is a picture of us, with Kusum Kanguru and the Dudh Kosi river in the background, on our way to Namche today after a successful flight yesterday to Lukla (the “world’s most dangerous airport”) and stay-over in Phakding last night.  We’ll be here in Namche (~11,500′) for the next couple of days acclimatizing and awaiting the arrival of the rest of the team (Willie & Matt), who are set to arrive tomorrow.  Looking forward to having the team together again!