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Scott Memorial 2

Remembering at Everest Base Camp

On every trek to Ever­est Base Camp, we climb the Lobuche Pass, with its sweep­ing Himalayan panora­mas and string of stone chort­ens remem­ber­ing lost climbers. Last sea­son, our lead guide in Nepal, Dawa Nuru Sher­pa, remarked that with the inces­sant wind and weath­er, Scott Fis­cher’s memo­r­i­al was look­ing rather fad­ed and that we should repaint it. Nat­u­ral­ly I said, Great idea!”

Scott cre­at­ed Moun­tain Mad­ness around a pas­sion for climb­ing and a com­mit­ment to empow­er­ing clients. This spring, we were pleased and hon­ored to remem­ber him as we cleaned and repaint­ed his memo­r­i­al. Under snow-threat­en­ing skies and in a chilly blus­ter of wind, we strung new prayer flags, large and small, as one of our Sher­pas (who is a Bud­dhist lama when he’s not on the trail) recit­ed prayers for Scot­t’s soul. Scot­t’s lega­cy con­tin­ues through­out the world as Moun­tain Mad­ness trains and guides climbers and adven­tur­ers on sev­en continents. 

–Deana Zabal­do, Himalayan Guide