Kitty’s cousin David Hahn has summited Everest again (and, just as importantly, made it back to Advance Base). This gives David 10 summits, making him the only non-Sherpa in double digits.
Dave is a very cool guy, and uniquely accomplished as a guide. 25 ascents of Antarctica’s Vinson Massif, 17 ascents of Denali, and 245 ascents of Mount Rainier. He’s not what you might expect from an “extreme” sport athlete. He’s got a million stories that are just fascinating to hear, and the guy knows how to write. If you’ve got some time to burn and you want to read some engaging stories, I recommend his stuff.
He’s certainly less boring than my usual topics 🙂