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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 […]

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 […]

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™ […]

Everest IBD Adventures Team Rest Time

Everest IBD Adventures Team Rest Time

After a difficult descent from camp two yesterday, the climbing team had a restful day in base camp. Showers, laundry, cake and pie, while we watched weather roll in and out, continuing to coat the mountain in the fluffy white stuff trapping unlucky teams in the higher camps. Weather reports suggest more of the same […]

Training for the top of the world

Training for the top of the world

To reach the summit of Everest, climbers need to be extremely fit. Not only does Rob Hill have to get out into the mountains to maintain his mountaineering skills, he needs to hit the gym to ensure that he is strong and fit to handle the stress of the two-month-long expedition. “I’ve been training for […]

Flashback Friday: Mount Kilimanjaro, 2003

Flashback Friday: Mount Kilimanjaro, 2003

After the experience of reaching his first 7Summits peak on Mount Elbrus in 2002, Rob Hill didn’t wait long to start planning his next climb, this time to the top of the highest free standing mountain in the world. Like many mountains around the globe, Kilimanjaro, at 19,334 feet or 5,893 metres above sea level, is actually […]

Flashback Friday: Aconcagua South America 2003 2004

Flashback Friday: Aconcagua South America 2003  2004

Sitting on top of that 22,841 foot peak I did what I always do. I reflected on all that occurred on my long journey to the summit. I was exhausted and elated at the same time. The challenges of Aconcagua, overcoming a disastrous first attempt in 2003, the extreme altitude and strange weather patterns, the […]