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!

59 thoughts on “Luckiest Man Alive

  1. Holy cow! I’m crying right now. You did it Jim Walkley! So happy for the both you. Give your beautiful bride to be hugs for me!

  2. Congratulations and best wishes to you and Carla!!! Much love to you both! Can’t wait to celebrate you getting to the summit and your wedding!.

  3. Congratulations! We are so excited for you two. You had to go and make everyone else’s engagement look boring. A monastary, cloud covered mountains, etc… You romantic! Look forward to celebrating on your return.

    • You have NO IDEA how long I waited for the perfect cloud!!! Thanks, my friend. See you when I get home in June! Look forward to celebrating with you then.

  4. Congratulations! What great news to wake up and see! We are so excited Carla will now officially be part of our small family. Best wishes for a lifetime of love and happiness to both of you.

    Mike Walkley Sent from my iPhone


    • Thanks, brother. Although we are small in numbers, we are strong in quality!!! She is very thankful that the family has always been so welcoming and is excited to become an “official” member of the Walkley clan!

  5. I’ve believed she was your “one” since you first told me about her:-)). Looking forward to meeting her, ha ha (and seeing you again after a few years away). All the best, in so excited for you both! Yay!!

    • Thank you, Freemans. I know my folks are looking forward to that toast already! Please give them a big hug for me until I am home and can do so in person!

  6. We are so thrilled for you and Carla! Carla, we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our family! Wishing you companionship, contentment and love!
    Joy and love,
    Maureen & Jeff Cook

  7. Carla – Welcome! Welcome! Welcome to the family. I am OVERJOYED to awake to such amazing news. I can’t wait to hear all the details from you. You bring such joy to this family.
    Jim – I can’t even express how happy I am for you. Welcome to the club.
    Will is excited for you both as well!

  8. Amazing, wonderful news! I’m thrilled for you both. And, wow, what a special proposal. Looking forward to celebrating with you!

  9. Congratulations! One more thing to cross off my “things I hope to see before I die list.” I was just talking with mike Preiser this week and we were discussing if Jim would ever get married. I am so very happy for both of you.


    Sent from my iPad

    • Thanks, Marty! Hopefully, there’s still a lot on that list!!! Please tell Preiser that all good things come to an end (and hopefully segue into something even better)! That is certainly the plan in this case.

  10. Congratulations Jim, very exciting news! What an amazing place to ask the question… I haven’t met Carla yet but pass along my congrats to her as well.

    Good luck with the rest of your trip, I look forward to celebrating one of these days 🙂


  11. Congratulations Jim and Carla. A woman that follows you in such a crazy adventure has proven to be a great wife. Carla we will celebrate when upon your return with tequila and of course the bottle of cachaça I still owe you. Salud to both!

  12. Awesome! Congrats you two!

    And I’m relieved to hear you’re safe. What an adventure. Sheesh! Thanks for the updates! Take care.

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