December 14, 2010
Q&A With IMG Guide Max Bunce
2.) Being gone that long what did you find yourself missing the most?
My girlfriend, my family and my friends.
3.) Three highlights from the trips that we wouldn’t expect to hear?
Getting worked up high. Gotta love it. Playing cards with the group. We had some fiery folks and inevitably the games turned into yelling matches. Somehow this was fun… Getting lots of reading done. I rarely get time to myself when I am home. Between trips, I enjoyed hanging with a Thai rock climbing guide & drinking beer on the beach with a monkey named Harry (seriously). The long sleep after summiting Ama Dablam. I know that’s five.
4.) Worst meal you ate? What do you not want to see in front of you for awhile?
In Pangboche after summiting Ama Dablam we saw hamburgers on the menu. Naturally we all were very excited and ordered 8 of them. When they came we realized our mistake, apparently they take the ham part literally but since ham is not readily available they substituted Spam. This was by far the worst meal I have ever had!
5.) Favorite thing about Nepal?
6.) Favorite thing about Tibet?
The stillness of night with mountains looming overhead. It was surreal.
7.) Cho Oyu Expedition in one sentence?
Lots of snow.
8.) Ama Dablam Expedition in one sentence?
Steep ice and rock with amazing exposure.
9.) Fill in the blank: I’m glad to be home because:
Being stuck in Lukla sucks! We were stuck there for 9 days on our way out.
10.) What do you want for Christmas?
11.) Did you get home in time for Thanksgiving?
Just in time. Probably the best holiday for me to come home to. Yum.
12.) Plans for the winter?
Ski patrol at Crystal. I had one week off, no rest for the weary.