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He’s Home! Watch Dickinson Explain His Solo Summit of Mt Everest via WebEx

In early May, our friend and Cisco engineer Brian Dickinson climbed Mt Everest. His journey was dramatic, life threatening and amazing. We talked to him before he left home (watch here) and then from Base Camp at Everest (watch here). In this upcoming event, he’ll tell us what happened next. Photo courtesy of Brian Dickinson.

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At the top of the world, six miles above sea level, Brian became snow blind Read More »

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Climber at Mt Everest Talks with WebEx from Base Camp

Photo courtesy of Brian Dickinson.

Note: the live event with Brian Dickinson was canceled due to logistical difficulties. We were able to talk to him late last week and you can hear the recording here. Below is a quick account of what happened (the links below click through to the relevant background on Brian’s blog).

Shortly after learning Brian was going to climb Mt Everest, I sat down and plowed through Jon Krakauer’s book, Into Thin Air. I had to know what Brian was up against. It scared the crap out of me. This was going to be incredibly dangerous. I gained an even deeper respect for his wife, JoAnna.

Since then, I have been slightly addicted to Brian’s progress -- the ups and downs, his scare with HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) and I was anxiously waiting Read More »

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Using WebEx to Share Your Adventure: We Are Going to Mt Everest!

Last year, we hosted a free WebEx with adventurer Bear Grylls. He talked to us from his home in Wales and he talked about his experience climbing Mt Everest. He spoke of the thrill, the challenges and the deaths of his climbing mates as he reached for the summit. It was fascinating.

Now we are headed back to Mt Everest, but this time it’s personal. Read More »

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