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Mt. Everest avalanche brings memories of 2014 trip

News 10, ABC affiliate in Sacramento, CA
April 19, 2014

By Bianca Graulau originally posted Apr 18, 2014 8:36 PM PDT8:18 p.m. PDT April 25, 2015 by News 10, ABC affiliate in Sacramento, CA The news of an avalanche in Mount Everest brought back somber memories for professional mountain climber Jim Geiger. “I was overwhelmed with emotion. Just sad, here it is again,” Geiger said. [Read more...]

Man who tried to climb Mt. Everest reacts to avalanche caused by Nepal earthquake

WREX 13 News, NBC affiliate in Rockton, IL
April 25, 2015

By Lindsey Clark originally posted Apr 25, 2015 by WREX 13 News, NBC affiliate in Rockton, IL This weekend’s earthquake in Nepal also had an impact on Mount Everest. There have been more than a dozen casualties after an avalanche swept down the mountain. One man with ties to the Rockford area tried climbing Mt. [Read more...]

Nepal Earthquake Reminds Local Man Of The Dangers Of Mount Everest

CBS 13 Sacramento
April 25, 2015

By Denise Wong originally posted Apr 25, 2015 by CBS 13 News, Sacramento, CA 17 people camped out at Mt. Everest were killed, and for one local man, it brought back a flood of memories and emotions. CBS 13’s Denise Wong spoke with him this tonight and joins us in the newsroom. Jim Geiger lives in Natomas, but [Read more...]

Jim Geiger talks about his Mt. Everest experience

National Public Radio
May 27, 2014

Jim Geiger was at base camp the day of the deadly avalanche that killed 16 Sherpa on April 18th 2014. Jim decided to call off his climb to the top of the world that day and return home to Sacramento from Nepal. Jim talks about the time spent on the mountain after the avalanche, and [Read more...]

The Real Estate Insider, Money 105.5

Money 105.5
April 14, 2014

with special guest, Jim Geiger Aired Live, Tuesday, May 19, 2014 Jim was invited to be the featured guest on The Real Estate Insider on May 19, 2014. The show was broadcast live and Jim discussed how he got started in climbing, what it was like to experience the avalanche on Everest, and how he inspires [Read more...]

Mountain climber Jim Geiger comes home from Mt. Everest

ABC News 10
April 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento mountain climber Jim Geiger returned home from Mount Everest base camp to the cheers of family and loved ones at Sacramento International Airport Thursday evening. “I am thrilled to be back,” Geiger told News10. “A little disappointed we weren’t able to climb, but to this homecoming is very special.” At 68 years [Read more...]

Sacramento man, 68, halts Mt. Everest climb

ABC News 10
April 2, 2014

  Sacramento’s Jim Geiger has decided to end his quest to become the oldest American to climb Mount Everest. Geiger, 68, announced his decision Tuesday on his blog. In the announcement, Geiger talks about Friday’s avalanche on the mountain that killed at least 12 Sherpa guides. Since the accident on Friday my priorities have completely [Read more...]

Man with local ties attempting to climb Mt. Everest safe after avalanche

WREX 13 News, NBC affiliate in Rockton, IL
April 18, 2014

By Lauren Reimer originally posted Apr 18, 2014 8:36 PM PDT by WREX 13 News, NBC affiliate in Rockton, IL – Rockford’s News Leader ROCKTON (WREX) – On the other side of the world, Jim Geiger is attempting to climb mount Everest. But in Rockton, his daughter Shelly Dippel and her children wait in [Read more...]

KCRA 3: Sacramento Climber Survives Deadly Mount Everest Avalanche

April 18, 2014

Transcript from story aired on KCRA 3 on April 18, 2014 View full Story on KCRA 3 SACRAMENTO, CA – A Sacramento man has survived what is being called the deadliest day on Mount Everest. At least 12 guides were killed following an avalanche. Jim Geiger, a 68-year-old climber is alive and well. Mike Luery [Read more...]

Sacramento climber safe after Mount Everest avalanche kills at least 12

The Sacramento Bee
April 18, 2014

A Sacramento climber attempting to become the oldest American to summit Mount Everest has posted a message on his blog, reassuring family and friends that he is OK after a deadly avalanche swept down a climbing route on the peak. The Associated Press reported that the avalanche on Mount Everest early Friday killed at least [Read more...]

Sacramento climber blogs that he’s safe on Everest after avalanche

News 10, Sacramento
April 18, 2014

by USA Today, Associated Press, and News 10 Staff, KXTV on April 18, 2014 Click to view original story on News 10 SACRAMENTO – An avalanche has left 12 dead and four missing in the worst-ever recorded disaster on Mount Everest. With peak season just days away on the deadly mountain, Sherpas and guides are busy [Read more...]

Northern California climbers call off Everest trip

April 24, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Two Northern California climbers called off their trips to the world’s tallest mountain this week after growing tension in base camp and dangerous climbing conditions on Mt. Everest led to their tough decisions. Related Adrian Ballinger is the lead guide and owner of Alpenglow Expeditions based in Lake Tahoe. Ballinger was to [Read more...]

Sacramento climber attempts Mt. Everest and record

News 10, Sacramento
March 25, 2014

By Ryan Yamamoto, KXTV News 10, March 25, 2014 Click to view original story on News 10 SACRAMENTO – Jim Geiger has tried to spend his life on top of the world. “I started doing all the high points in the Western United States, then Kilimanjaro, Elbrus in Russia, Denali in Alaska, Aconcagua in Argentina [Read more...]

Sacramento man attempts to be oldest American to conquer Everest

The Sacramento Bee
March 24, 2014

At an age when others might be thinking about collecting Social Security, Sacramento’s Jim Geiger has headed off to climb Mount Everest, where he will attempt to become the oldest American to summit the tallest peak on Earth. And the 68-year-old said he is ready. “At 68, I’m in the best shape of my life,” [Read more...]

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