Baker Street with Thom Pollard

Episode 12 - How I helped Paul Butterfield get inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame and Mount Everest

July 02, 2019 Season 1 Episode 12
Baker Street with Thom Pollard
Episode 12 - How I helped Paul Butterfield get inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame and Mount Everest
Chapters
00:00:00
Happy Birthday by the Fire Pit
00:05:48
Paul Butterfield and getting him into the Rock Hall
00:27:06
Mount Everest overcrowding in 2019
Baker Street with Thom Pollard
Episode 12 - How I helped Paul Butterfield get inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame and Mount Everest
Jul 02, 2019 Season 1 Episode 12
Thom Pollard
How I helped get Paul Butterfield into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the insanity of Mount Everest rolled into one awesome episode
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Two of my favorite subjects are Paul Butterfield, the blues harmonica master who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, as well as Mount Everest, the mountain I climbed for the first time after three attempts, dating back to 1999. Paul Butterfield was inducted into the Rock Hall after three attempts at getting him in. It was through my efforts and those of others in the production of a short documentary that helped Paul and his band gain acceptance. 

I returned to Everest this year and witnessed firsthand the madness that ensues when too many people try to climb it at the same time. My remarks and thoughts cover not only 2019, but also my experiences on Everest in 2014, during which time a massive avalanche took the lives of 16 sherpa. I successfully climbed Everest in 2016, and returned again to the north side with a crew from National Geographic. 

The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment by Peter H. Hansen can be found on Amazon and other major booksellers  His panel discussion about the commercialization of Everest for the Boston Museum of Science called Tales From the Top can be found on YouTube. 

Music is from Paul Butterfield Revisited. The Everest section is by Lobo Loco, found on the free music archive. For more information please contact me at eyesopenproductions.com 

CORRECTION: Paul Butterfield Revisited band members Jimmy Eppard, Pete Levin and Jim Curtin are from Woodstock, New Yoirk, not Vermont as stated. 

Also, the film featuring Jim Geiger, who endeavored to become the oldest American to climb Mount Everest, is called Accidental Climber, not Mountaineer as stated. 



Happy Birthday by the Fire Pit
Paul Butterfield and getting him into the Rock Hall
Mount Everest overcrowding in 2019
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