WORDS & PHOTOS BY BRIAN TRIPLETT If we were ever on vacation, we’re certainly not anymore. We’re not simply visiting the Himalayas. We live here now. These mountains are our home for two weeks. We haven’t seen a road since our flight into Lukla five days ago. Only trail. And...Read more
Category Archives: Everest Base Camp 2011
Dispatches from Above + Beyond Cancer’s 2011 trek to the Base Camp of Mount Everest.
WORDS & PHOTOS BY BRIAN TRIPLETT Somehow, someway, the tallest mountain on the planet sneaked up on us. We had heard rumors that the third day on the trek would be a memorable one, but trying to understand broken English and read the body language of a Sherpa while breathing...Read more
WORDS & PHOTOS BY BRIAN TRIPLETT I’ve heard before that smell is the sense tied strongest to memory. I believe sight is the sense connected most commonly to the future. When I imagined what Nepal and Kathmandu and the hike to Mount Everest base camp would be like, I simply...Read more
STORY BY BRIAN TRIPLETT He used to have 4% body fat, could run a mile in 4:37 and bench press 300. Now these numbers plague Brandon Sickler. His body isn’t what it used to be. Unlike most of us who get out of shape due to gluttony, laziness, too much...Read more
STORY BY BRIAN TRIPLETT Theresa Britt took a seat after closing time in the salon where her daughter works in preparation for the shortest haircut of her life. Megan had a number five blade ready to do the job, but as Britt ran her hands through her hair, it began...Read more
STORY BY BRIAN TRIPLETT The first speech Lynne Vestal ever gave as a breast cancer survivor took place on an empty plot of land. It was the groundbreaking ceremony for the Mercy Cancer Center West Lakes addition. She spoke from the heart, and when she was finished, everyone in the...Read more