Brig, James and Tommy rest at Rongbuk, as Brig realizes that he now has something to live for.
Brig establishes his final resting place only to be rudely interrupted.
Brig and James continue making their way to the Rongbuk monastery.
For the umpteenth day in a row, Brig awoke in pain. He swallowed a pair of his NSAIDs and pulled on his new gym shorts. He would begin training for his trek to Everest Base Camp today. As he laced up his shoes, Brig saw James Wilson’s business card sitting on top of his nightstand.Continue reading “Lhasa – Chapter 10.7”
Brig decides to kill himself by climbing as high as his body will take him on Mount Everest. Suicide by Everest.
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The other night was movie night at the Thurman house. As always, we couldn’t agree on a movie until wife #1 suggested a movie that she and I had watched years ago called ‘Leon: The Professional.’ Although I vaguely remembered liking the film, I wasn’t convinced that it was one of those movies that IContinue reading “Leon: The Professional”
“Getting to the top of any given mountain was considered much less important than how one got there: prestige was earned by tackling the most unforgiving routes with minimal equipment, in the boldest style imaginable.”
Suicide is no joke and it’s never been my intention to cause additional pain to anyone who may have lost someone to suicide, or who may have thoughts of suicide. If you need help, there are people and organizations trained to do so. Here is the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).HavingContinue reading “#SuicideBy (fill in the blank)”
Read the first chapter of Suicide By Everest. If you’re not interested after reading this excerpt, you probably won’t enjoy the rest of the book. –ed