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Everest Camp 2, and 3

Everest Camp 2, and 3

The weather window is shaping up nicely for the No Guts Know Glory summit attempt. A cyclone that formed in the Bay of Bengal has hit land and is on a weakening path away from the Everest region. As predicted, the jet stream has moved north of our area and the winds are slowly receding […]

IBD Adventures: Carly’s Journey to Everest

IBD Adventures: Carly’s Journey to Everest

Being to Everest base camp with the IDEAS team really was an awesome experience. I still can’t believe I did it. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I’d be standing at Everest Base Camp. “Trouble” (my ileostomy) certainly isn’t living up to its name… but quite the opposite, opening doors and challenging […]

Everest Up we go

Everest Up we go

Update 4: 4:15PM Nepal: All No Guts Know Glory members are resting in camps three and four. After arriving in C4, Rob and Teng Dorje Sherpa discovered five oxygen cylinders were missing from the team’s supplies. We do not know, at this time, who took them. Some quick thinking on the part of the team […]

Everest Base Camp Support

Everest Base Camp Support

A good team in base camp is crucial to the No Guts Know Glory team’s success on the mountain. Fortunately, we have one of the best. Raj is our Sirdar and cook. Sirdar is the local equivalent of “the boss.” Raj takes care of everything. He orders the food, hires the porters, coordinates the Sherpas, […]

Everest Q & A

The No Guts Know Glory team is spending time in and around base camp waiting for a weather window to open for our summit attempt. We anticipate this happening sometime after May 20th. We’ve decided to open this blog post for questions and answers. You can ask any Everest, 7Summits, climbing, IDEAS, IBD Adventures, Crohn’s […]

Everest False Alarm

Everest False Alarm

The No Guts Know Glory Everest team woke up this morning thinking tomorrow would be the day they’d head up the mountain for their summit attempt. If weather forecasts had stayed true, then May 17th may have been the magical day that Rob Hill’s 7Summits quest would come to a glorious conclusion at the peak […]

IBD Adventures: Bob Peterson Everest trekker

IBD Adventures: Bob Peterson Everest trekker

So, it was hard, right? Hard enough to give in? The idea was tempting, but I could not. Not with the encouragement I was getting from my new friends, and the example I was shown by a couple of teenagers who “won’t let IBD stop me!” I thought my trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp […]

Everest from Pumori Camp 1

Everest from Pumori Camp 1 It’s looking less and less likely that a summit window will come this week. The weather forecast has the jet stream right above Everest until at least May 13. Some expeditions are talking opportunities on May 16, but the forecast still doesn’t look good until at least the 18th and […]

Everest Blog notes

Everest Blog notes

As the climbers move up the mountain the blog will be updated more frequently. Please check posts below in case you miss an update. From camp four to the summit, we’ll be updating the “Summit Push” post as often as possible so you can follow along live as Rob, Darrell and John climb to make […]

Rob Hill Great Comebacks™ diary

Heading down to Everest base camp Rob Hill has been updating his journal on the Great Comebacks™ website regularly. We’ve also been posting video to the Great Comebacks™ YouTube channel regularly. The Great Comebacks™award program recognizes individuals who have overcome ostomy surgery and gone on to accomplish great things. Rob Hill is the Great Comebacks™ […]