Mar 17, 2016|
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Ladies and gentlemen welcome one Brian Dickens and his studio. Thankful. Thank you can lose we're. We have we have a W a personal bad assets were we're gathering and I know that you probably don't think that of yourself that Ronald. Yeah well but you can have you but you've done some impressive things in your life to thank you seven you've done all seven summits. Yep and all around the world congress fixes have incontinence but you did go to C I would have to think. Did out of all of that that an article it would be kind of the craziest experience as far as all the places to visit and what what what exactly. You can't just fly southwest I guess how does it did you see the war getting to America. Dow's logistically I mean it is it's the most difficult and did I mean honestly it's like being on the men and I mean is so different if you're in an Arctic are you there for a purpose. When it some and down there in 2011. Was actually negative seven young son and a little chilly yeah. But did you run into anybody how well Chile was it at the base and in particular American I don't ball like others yes you climbed up to negative seven to mobile to may be negative thirty when you started. Yeah probably around there and yet there it's they're claiming communities small world site ignorant and really you walk by some like dudes coming your way like Bob you don't have a ten years and then a burnout I mean is that like better is not Colonia as it's got to relive that we're now is are up. A main base in an article where they have like a little pizza two or anything like batters in just. No I mean there there is a mean bass of the union glacier there. But they never went kind of dispersants you know if you're dunes and sort of expedition you fly often to diligent in or do you stay an attempt. I'm yachts like this clam ten because I'm that ten year it's always light. You know it's when he sense on who you're climbing all all in and day you get the entire time do we have to worry about a window. Wreck and pretty much I mean but isn't does earth were the same why does everything to comment like you know 10:11 o'clock at night and they get really nasty 2 o'clock in the afternoon and in the Arctic. I don't well we had pretty good weather so. Yeah other than a regular seventy -- exactly has little to what other Mountain View had declined and Udall seven summits would do what you would you say was the most difficult for. Well I'm Mount Everest was template that I don't want to let it I. I am outside so Mandela got a situationally. You know I'm sand debate I guess what happened you did the book by the way is is blind dissent. It was on the Amazon bestseller so let's listen in everything and only released a braille that are much into my back really to the president of the united and everybody is all the best seller anyway so you get up you get up there on not on and on Everest and I guess at this point in time. What they just didn't have. I mean there was nobody out there so so how does that how do you get that window during the climbing season when no one is willing to go up I would have to think that there's. All kinds of groups you know shuttling people on there if you if you understand that the history of the mound. Yeah on Mount Everest there's only a couple windows throughout the year and yet people letter claiming her again in a position so they can hammer on the day trying to get to the top and down and I happened I get there. One day before that happens and it was myself and climbing sure about the song who are good friends. And you said two other summits and has or had not his wasn't feeling good so we had a conversation at 20000 feet. And he decided to go down to I can't stand united size. But I would vote when the service and my feeling I mean lead what does he tell you told them to say you know man I know to mount ever bro. Not feel wanted to emulate what was it like I cannot stop proved to myself in my how many of altitude take steps are there like I can do the NBA finals today you don't you don't feel good bread simulate what is it good enough to think after making a 20000 feet like I won't call lot of work without coal journals I gotta think former Sherpa and I'm 20000 feet up like. What is the illness or is like Jack I. Can't do this yeah usually it's vomiting and you know it's you're gonna die up there I mean it's it's called the death sound for a reason there's only a third of the errors third of the Arizona there. So you really don't mess of that you have conversations everything's kind of in slow motion and you just have to trust each other's judgment you make decisions you live and die by. Fortunately I've yeah. Let's teach your thousand is thousand feet from the Taiwanese size is going to a thousand or so so how much tried to talk you out of a dollar a minute as they can you always hear what you're doing Everest. Obviously most of little dual Bob themselves and revolves labor's strong reads only do so with the death sold him or -- -- everything says this is a bad idea you know so did the Serpo like say do you hate mail and you'd you know the coldest it does so broker for you you see it by yourself you don't say like I don't through also mean how does like. How long did did you guys to come to the agreement that that you're gonna carry them by yourself is. It didn't take long I mean I had already been waiting forum for an hour at one place he'd finally showed up and scenery to see how that conversation and really can only. You know make decisions based on the information we have at the time so he checked the weather you know how my feeling less importantly how's he feeling Kenny get down. He assured me caddie actually said who's gonna win it right there. Canada going all the way down. Thing I did and says so you go to you you've got a thousand more feet ago when I guess does that include the Hillary step to him so that's probably the technically most difficult part of the homeowner now. Now there's a there's a couple areas you don't hear much about like the south rock step which is just a full on rock climb getting up to the south summoned I guess the ice falls a nightmare. That's way down below that that argument through that like Asian arms. And then once section right near the summit that's about you know two feet wide in on each side and he has two miles straight down and that's right near the top student. So basically you're just kind of straddling that the crest. Of 29000. Feet their soul and that moment you realized man declared hides itself like you're shuttling on your but Mike is it like in an apparent thing here is that and I mean if if you're climbing Everest you you better re comfortable in the situation I think there's fixed lines of rope attached to different anchor points are my harness and everything so I fall theoretically and not to faulty featured two miles but it. People aren't erratic yeah so what is happening now now theoretically you know you're absolutely correct what you say you know and I did to gonna climb Everest you have to be comfortable but. Let's just seems so relative to me in that moment I understand you were focused in you know you're doing but it's also iron four feet to work whereas. With wives and and two miles vertically. I don't think I would I would just be a little out of my comfort zone a figure that I think most people would be and that's dead Communist. And activities did you ever did so but on the way up there your your goggles cracked this which I guess probably never happened before did you did understand the severity of the situation you have the top two so you say. Takes pictures okay. You're gonna happen now I I think. A witness and every doesn't turn around here the staff if they don't do when I'm there to video of you to pictures and you said you spent about an hour of there. So what time did you get up with them as some it's an 11 o'clock in the in the morning did you get that early. No you know like funnel through the night slept about 8 PM head lamp. Went all the way. About when the sun is rising 67 days you get up there early enough for you to kind of hang out and spend little time let's say you wanna do because once the sun comes up things become very unstable that are correct from all the books are read that's that's when bad things happen if you don't get up there by noon. How long does it take episode and I can understand. Physically why things would change but how long after the song comes obviously like look and we we need to start and I and has a look at thirty minute window before you can and to spend the winds and everything else. There it really depends on the conditions of the day but I think most people try to get out there around eleven or noon would be their turnaround time and time I mean Helen starts snowing like Tony too much at least your sister. Around now who call back down gives us go out and I'm I'm I'm I'm I'm way too cautious amassing you're you're going back down also and you go blind. Yes because of the crack in the in the and the goggles. How far do you were you able to get down before this really started to take effect is probably. Maybe 1015 yards OK so right when you just sort of walk in now have happened and how long does that take a real time so I mean just. Based on what you're doing an interview harnesses and all ten or fifteen yards or take roughly how long maybe five minutes OK okay all right. And then I guess what Sosa then you go completely blocked out but now there any is thirty precursor to limit is there any indication that this might happen or doesn't happen all the while yeah it was snow blindness as soon as the sun comes up banks up the ice Fraser cornea on energy and there's no warning could you put your hand up nothing amiss yeah. So yes miles that is all you need as I got out and didn't find. It puts his hand on his way out of this knows reflecting on and your eyes and everything else I guessed it it's like if you travel as light bulbs put it Indians from your face. You cannot see anything you know feels like what you broke chips and put in your eyelids to censor. Not now I don't want to go beverage more more targeted talking to Brian Dickens who climbed Everest. Blind basically and then you coming back down. And I guess you lost to cramp on Akram bundled are they they look like teeth at stake in the bottom of your boo and they hope you have any traction so you lose a cramped park. Yeah okay which is a big deal with Europe at Iowa gas. And then you fall now might understand this correctly. That where you need to combat fall and they knew landed right where you're cramp funded ridiculous that that is insect. I mean I can I mean that's what I am I done to sing to myself like the idea and the need to be able to put back on well it's not difficult and I'll also say that you lost to cramp on under Nellie Brian you need to get new Crandall I don't know what's going out to ground zero it's a senator Graham punditry I. I'm surprised if so how how far before you fell how long agents offering snow blindness of this. I was and I can really see my club might lots renewing that Paramount in hours this is over south summit. Took a fall I mean just think about it the most I'm controlled fall close your eyes and jump off a bridge it's just. Just in his I don't know Els and he could you cracks I guess nothing Howard and everybody here how you figure your way back up almost no one since I mean how do you know where to retrace your steps beyond that just. How dangerous conditions are of that are evil when you can sync coming down that spot when there's two miles an essay on either side I mean just following and I can hear the wind coming up over a massage is an all my other senses. I'm sad because of the fixed lines. That's how it's not confined to just kind of you're walking down and kind of try to follow really not that easy then graphics aren't laugh out of office was heroin. So what are you stumble and you stumble into camp a camp for just like on your hands and he's like Glenn Beck Weathers or do you walking inner how do you get in there. Yeah I mean I ran out of oxygen and this really felt a miracle like another bottle than previously failed just you know sorrow weren't working. Put that on I'm just felt that energy come back. You know through my veins felt just life reenter and without over thinking it just started getting on the mound without tripping over myself. Kelly yeah like twenty pitches and then one Obama holds a slim line and walked in this. Camp which is still a quarter mile away. And at one point five you know denied diet your DCU did you have a head lamb did anybody know you're coming in are you just kind of knocked on the timlin is he ready or banana my serve actually came out. The corner mine or some comedy just hugged me feel like Brian didn't say a whole lot I. You met Elizabeth so long you didn't come back into regular times I guess it took you know 45 times off I'm talking to Brian Dickenson the author of a blind dissent. I question I do have about the sharp also and you hope you do this and how long. How long does the sherbet need to wait before they just make a judgment call there may be didn't make it. There really isn't something where if you have roles are reversed you wait 24 hours is that like hey man when I back him. Eighteen hours is just pretty much game over or not it's it's it's a unique situation you know people diet they're all the time yeah obviously there were people and a you know it's there's no real rescue missions up there right you're. You're surviving. Hell's gonna ask you about that is psychologically. Hear your walk in my own Greg hauler or somebody you know would you know amended in the community do you see those people on the way up. Do you you have to pass does that mean there there are somebody's there there's like 200 dollars at their but don't pretty much stashed so you're not really trip and a permanent thing is that is that something you see them amounts regularly I mean and other mountains that you've been on a lot of places read to stumble upon some money on and you know it's just. That's going to be that's got to that's got to. Put things in perspective for yourself I guess absolute goats that's their real life financial that it so it's it's amazing that they though the that you other house of this is your profession I mean this is what you do right. Yeah I do this than some other stuff but yeah so like that is gonna go. What for four months include I think or whatever it is it's going to be crazier and yeah well no kids are getting older so I try to involve them on you know lower key adventures sure Ted small guy you wanted to ask about. We're off. Just like did the store Arab women office that he climbs up there like in shorts and without oxygen. See how size and I know this guy did not kinda premeditation guy who should I figured if you're the Lola and also the blind I mean if you're the guy and it doesn't sound like him. He definitely when you I thought my question is justly and equally would. What's the urge to go do is to be the best climber is it. And adrenaline things to someone to prove deathly not adrenaline and you know a lot of people ask that it anybody who's amount Gerald could testify. There's zero adrenaline because there's so much downtime and it's those slow motion up there and this long process and really hard being away from the family you know it's literally try to minimize it anymore. And but the draws so unique to each individual you know and for me and come wired a certain way I'm not experiencing life and do you eternity calculated risks that don't normally go blowing unknowns do you think this. I expect that it it. Do you think that do you think that the training you've got in the United States navy as far as the the hell week aspects of it and more the psychological. I mean that's got to come into play in this situation try to and you have to have your different wired than most people I guess yeah yeah the training I went through as. Pretty difficult you know high attrition rate Brett. He was an oxygen deprived areas underwater. And we really learned to never panic. Antegents you know assess the situation. For things in the little blocks. And just survive no matter what it cost carrier situation being in the US navy times or being in situations on a mountain on my training every day they tried to drown you. Couple that's your glasses this Iceland is not water competitive. If they've run a couple people a Texan and this one and how how long it take to get your vision back a few got down. So I didn't fully regain my vision for about a month and a half at all she couldn't drive couldn't do it correct. And what do you do to get redwood what is your next big adventure when he got on Willits with what you look and had a so one thing I didn't I never try to do is top what I've already done. So you can't get any higher than it just turned it. If you have and I'm not gonna be KT or anything like that Oka and look like you mentioned earlier my kids are getting older than joint ventures they climb the highest peak in Australia with me because the Oscar yeah that's that's that's one I guess you can walk up on Sunday or some mementos fight models that. Some thousand feet that sells is with his teachers too dangerous you don't put yourself in those positions and more or my wife's that I can't and I got fast and I got good mobility but she'll say go ahead and tried to knowledge again and data and on that three times have ordered once it's on its dominance and pop through bug Krug crevasse is and everything else on that that's that map mound at times can be just it would be terrible for when Anderson there is fertile. Brian Diggins in the book is called the blind sent thanks coming him and we appreciate that absolutely we'll take a break back its job today it.