Once labeled a ski model, Caroline Gleich’s path to becoming a respected ski mountaineer has been quite the climb.  From the billboards of Utah to the monsters of the Himalaya, there is no fear in this 5’1” ball of energy.  The podcast gives a little of Caroline’s backstory and then a lot about Everest.  It was a heavy year on the mountain and Caroline shares what she experienced.  It’s a real look into a world that most of us only read about and it’s a great listen.  

Caroline Gleich Show Notes:

1:30:  Knee surgery (last week) recovery 

5:00:  Her backstory (2017):  MN, Skiing, Utah, Kristin Ulmer, loss, photos, 2013, and challenges

20:15:  Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

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21:30:  Her insane 2018 (72 peaks), peaks she is proud of and proposing

28:00:  Deciding to go to Everest, the reason, the cost

38:00:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

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39:30:  Cost continued, knee injury, and living in a high-altitude tent

46:30:  The travel, base-camp, and what’s it like   

54:00:  ABC at 21K Feet, sickness, and food

59:00:  The progression of camps, waiting an extra night at camp 2, and the bad day

53:00:  Summit day, the climbing, and seeing death

70:00:  The Summit, the way down, and, getting home

73:00:  Inappropriate Questions