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!
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!
Thanks, Sassy! I did do it!!! I gave her a big Filipino hug (or Carla says Mexican-style). Regardless, it was a big, damned hug. 😉
From Peru along the Incan trail…a Hearty Congratulations!!! Leonard and Joni
Thanks, Leonard & Joni! Enjoy the Incan Trail. I was lucky enough to do that with my brother in 2009. Amazing trip/place.
You are the man. Congratulations.
Thanks, Clyde! Can’t wait to catch-up and celebrate.
Congrats! And good luck up there.
Thanks, Dan. Greatly appreciate it. I’ll take all the luck I can get! Feeling pretty lucky already. 😉
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!.
Those sound like very good reasons to celebrate! Count me in!
Congratulations!–excited about Jackson Hole this summer-be happy and safe. Love Dad
Thanks, Pop. Can’t wait to see you and the family in Jackson Hole as well. We’ll have much to celebrate together!
Great picture of you both. You’re a handsome couple. Dad
Thanks, Pop. We have a great couple (coming up on 50 years together) to emulate!
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.
So happy for both of you. Can’t wait to see you guys.
We can’t wait to see you again too! Looking forward to catching-up and celebrating.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Happy happy day! I could not be more excited for you both! Can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Thanks, Liz! We can’t wait either.
Congrats Jim! You have a way of doing things in style 🙂 I am very happy for you both!
Thanks, Colin. Appreciate it. Been following your travels a bit. No moss on your rolling stone, eh?
Hey hey! Awesome news. Already one helluva trip. Congrats guys.
Just hoping to put an exclamation mark on the trip now, Scotty! Already a highly successful expedition though.
Congratulations! So incredibly happy for both of you!
Thanks, Suz! Looking forward to celebrating with you upon our return home.
Congratulations and best wishes from The Bauer Clan!
Thanks, Bauers! Greatly appreciated. My best to your whole clan!
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!!
You are a quick study. Thanks, Tamara!
We are overjoyed for you and Carla. We will have a champagne toast to you both and the exciting new adventures ahead of you when we see your parents next month.
We send best wishes and love.
Susan and Bill
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!
What a wonderful place to propose! Steve and I send our congratulations to you and Carla! Hugs! Laurie
Thanks, Laurie & Steve! Big hugs back.
Congratulations to you both!!! Really great news!!
Thanks, Ang! Greatly appreciated. Safe and sound is the plan!
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
Thank you, Maureen & Jeff. Your kind words are greatly appreciated.
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!
Thank you, Caroline. Your kind words, warm welcome, and joy for us on this special day mean so much to both of us!
Amazing, wonderful news! I’m thrilled for you both. And, wow, what a special proposal. Looking forward to celebrating with you!
Thanks, Erica. Looking forward to that celebration as well!!!
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.
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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.
Congrats mate. What a backdrop to pop the question in☺ best of luck on your ongoing adventure.
Thanks, Lars! Proving to be a great trip already!
Nice one, Walkley! Big congrats bud!
Thanks, Tung! Appreciate it, brother.
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 🙂
Thanks, Keith! Greatly appreciated, my friend.
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!
She talks about that cachaca often, Carlos, so I’m sure she’ll take you up on that one!
Awesome! Congrats you two!
And I’m relieved to hear you’re safe. What an adventure. Sheesh! Thanks for the updates! Take care.