The Happiness Quotient

#80 - Everest Update: Andy Politz Is Now Leaving for the Summit, 30 Years After He First Climbed It

May 14, 2021 Thom Pollard Episode 80
The Happiness Quotient
#80 - Everest Update: Andy Politz Is Now Leaving for the Summit, 30 Years After He First Climbed It
Show Notes

Thirty years after he successfully summited Mount Everest from the north side, Port Townsend, WA resident Andy Politz is leaving Base Camp AT THE TIME OF THIS POSTING for his second ascent. Age 61, Politz' first expedition to Everest was on the West Ridge in 1985. During that season was the very first guided expedition in the history of Everest. Today, Andy reports seeing 1,000 or more tents. And, whereas perhaps one fixed wing aircraft flew by for a sightseeing tour, today alone Andy witnessed 30 helicopters in and out of Base Camp before mid-afternoon.

This is a news-worthy and fascinating interview with my old friend, who discusses COVID, the icefall, changes on the mountain and his own new perspectives on climbing the mountain.

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