We Are Superman

#130 - WE ARE DR. JON KEDROWSKI ACHIEVING HEIGHTS FEW OTHERS HAVE

April 29, 2021 David Clark Season 5 Episode 15
We Are Superman
#130 - WE ARE DR. JON KEDROWSKI ACHIEVING HEIGHTS FEW OTHERS HAVE
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We Are Superman
#130 - WE ARE DR. JON KEDROWSKI ACHIEVING HEIGHTS FEW OTHERS HAVE
Apr 29, 2021 Season 5 Episode 15
David Clark

Today we are going to go as high as we can.  Literally.  Dr. Jon Kedrowski and I recorded this episode a few weeks ago when he was in a hotel room in Kathmandu, Nepal, but I’ve released this episode following his trek to Everest base camp and as he is preparing to climb Mt. Everest.   We also talked about Dr. Jon and fellow adventurer Colin O'Brady’s January attempt to achieve the first winter ascent of K2, the second-tallest peak in the world and one where notoriously the ratio is one climber death for every 5.5 successful ascents versus one in 33 on Everest, so it is about six times more deadly!  And most of those attempts in those counts were in the summer.  Brutal winter weather conditions, like -50F and hurricane-force winds, prevented Dr. Jon and Colin to attempt the summit, although 10 Sherpas did reach the K2 summit themselves.  Yet at about the same time five other very experienced climbers lost their lives on what is known as the “Savage Mountain.”  I strongly encourage you to follow his and Colin O’Brady’s absolutely riveting social media posts, especially during their current push to the summit of Everest, and what will be Colin's subsequent attempt to summit Lhotse, the world’s fourth-highest peak, both without oxygen!  The Sherpas and other mountain guides and porters are truly amazing, among other things hauling a stunning amount of gear to the base camps at very high elevations literally on their backs.  Dr. Jon has created several initiatives to support them and their families, especially since much of their income has evaporated due to the pandemic, so you can also find links on his social media to help them out.  Dr. Jon has written books about his successful quests to sleep on top of all 55 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, and ski and sleep on the volcanoes of the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest, and has a new book in the works.  Along the way, he speaks, leads clients on treks and on skis, and more.  He definitely has a few irons in the fire!  I think you’ll enjoy and be motivated by this chat. 

Please contact Bill for more info about the We Are Superman Ten Warriors, the Unfuck Your Fridge Challenge, or about editing for your book project at [email protected], on Facebook, or Instagram @stahlor

Dr. Jon Kedrowski:
jonkedrowski.com
Facebook
Instagram: @drjonkedski

Very worthy support (and raffle) for the Sherpas: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/support-sherpas-porters-and-teahouse-owners-in-need-everest-2021-expedition

Colin O'Brady:
colinobrady.com
Instagram: @colinobrady

Show Notes

Today we are going to go as high as we can.  Literally.  Dr. Jon Kedrowski and I recorded this episode a few weeks ago when he was in a hotel room in Kathmandu, Nepal, but I’ve released this episode following his trek to Everest base camp and as he is preparing to climb Mt. Everest.   We also talked about Dr. Jon and fellow adventurer Colin O'Brady’s January attempt to achieve the first winter ascent of K2, the second-tallest peak in the world and one where notoriously the ratio is one climber death for every 5.5 successful ascents versus one in 33 on Everest, so it is about six times more deadly!  And most of those attempts in those counts were in the summer.  Brutal winter weather conditions, like -50F and hurricane-force winds, prevented Dr. Jon and Colin to attempt the summit, although 10 Sherpas did reach the K2 summit themselves.  Yet at about the same time five other very experienced climbers lost their lives on what is known as the “Savage Mountain.”  I strongly encourage you to follow his and Colin O’Brady’s absolutely riveting social media posts, especially during their current push to the summit of Everest, and what will be Colin's subsequent attempt to summit Lhotse, the world’s fourth-highest peak, both without oxygen!  The Sherpas and other mountain guides and porters are truly amazing, among other things hauling a stunning amount of gear to the base camps at very high elevations literally on their backs.  Dr. Jon has created several initiatives to support them and their families, especially since much of their income has evaporated due to the pandemic, so you can also find links on his social media to help them out.  Dr. Jon has written books about his successful quests to sleep on top of all 55 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, and ski and sleep on the volcanoes of the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest, and has a new book in the works.  Along the way, he speaks, leads clients on treks and on skis, and more.  He definitely has a few irons in the fire!  I think you’ll enjoy and be motivated by this chat. 

Please contact Bill for more info about the We Are Superman Ten Warriors, the Unfuck Your Fridge Challenge, or about editing for your book project at [email protected], on Facebook, or Instagram @stahlor

Dr. Jon Kedrowski:
jonkedrowski.com
Facebook
Instagram: @drjonkedski

Very worthy support (and raffle) for the Sherpas: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/support-sherpas-porters-and-teahouse-owners-in-need-everest-2021-expedition

Colin O'Brady:
colinobrady.com
Instagram: @colinobrady