Brig and James reach Tingri.
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The Death Zone – Chapter 11.8
Tommy hires a guide to help him reach Everest Base Camp and catch-up with Brig.
The Death Zone – Chapter 11.7
James and Brig woke up early to continue their assault on the Tibetan Plateau. Brig had slept poorly as the Kiwi turned out to be a world-class snorer. Brig had tried to quiet the big man several times during the night, even inserting a dirty sock into his mouth, but nothing had worked. “Dude!” BrigContinue reading “The Death Zone – Chapter 11.7”
The Death Zone – Chapter 11.6
Brig and James continue making their way to the Rongbuk monastery.
The Death Zone – Chapter 11.5
Tommy arrives in Shigatse, China, in pursuit of Brig, hoping to thwart Brig’s plan to commit suicide somewhere on the slopes of Mount Everest.
The Death Zone – Chapter 11.3
As Tommy was finishing his lunch, Brig and James were taking in the picturesque Tibetan Plateau. James turned out to be an excellent guide, and the views were stunning, though Brig seemed only interested in reaching Everest and was eager to keep going. James insisted that since he was in the area, Brig should tryContinue reading “The Death Zone – Chapter 11.3”
The Death Zone – Chapter 11.4
James pulled his jeep into the porte-cochere of the Shigatse Hotel. Brig was giving James the silent treatment. A young boy, dressed in traditional Tibetan clothing, ran up to the vehicle as James stepped out. The boy crossed his arms in front of his chest and stuck his tongue out at James. James returned theContinue reading “The Death Zone – Chapter 11.4”
The Death Zone – Chapter 11.2
Tommy arrived at the Lhasa Shangri-la Hotel just before noon. According to the woman working the front desk, Brig had checked out at 6:37 a.m. She didn’t know where he had departed for but suggested that Tommy speak with the doorman. The doorman turned out to be a wealth of information once Tommy had figuredContinue reading “The Death Zone – Chapter 11.2”
The Death Zone – Chapter 11.1
Early Friday morning James Wilson rolled up to the Lhasa Shangri-La in his 4WD Jeep Wrangler. The day was crystal clear and bitter cold. James’ greeting to the doorman took physical form as his breath turned to ice. The weather forecast showed a storm moving in, but it was slow and wouldn’t hit the areaContinue reading “The Death Zone – Chapter 11.1”
Lhasa – Chapter 10.11
Oh, shit, Tommy thought as he read Brig’s message. He had pushed Brig too hard and now Brig had blocked him, which was a genuine tragedy. Tommy had something Brig desperately wanted, and Tommy desperately wanted to give it to him, or more correctly, sell it to him. But what could he do now? HeContinue reading “Lhasa – Chapter 10.11”