Scaling Mount Everest

Where: Spring Mountains, Southern Nevada
When: September 2009
Partners: Andy Archibald

In the Everest cave

Double-A and I headed out one morning to bag Mount Everest. Not the big peak over there somewhere in Asia, but rather, my name for a minor peak just north-northeast of McFarland Peak in the Spring Mountains near Vegas.
Wild horse

With a pleasant hike up the north ridge, we built a small cairn on the summit and then dropped down into the canyon to the immediate west. With easy hiking, some brush, and a fun class 3 downclimb mid-way down, we found a neat shelter cave at a major confluence and stopped for a bite to eat.

On the way out, wild horses in the trees!
Double-A with wild horses