Antarctica for McGeorge School of Law and a Different Logistics Provider

Since the start of this project, I have received significant advice, support, and connections from Kurt Wedburg of Sierra Mountaineering International. I reached out to him in early 2017 about the 7 Summits in a year, and he was nothing but supportive, though I’m sure he thought I was crazy. As the months saw my timeline change into a 2 year program, Kurt remained available to me.

In exchange for his giving me his advice, and connections in Africa, Indonesia, and Nepal, as well as training for Denali and counsel for South Russia, I agreed that when the time came to use a company for Antarctica, I would use his company. I had been very excited about that final aspect of the challenge.

Unfortunately, for various reasons, Kurt and SMI cannot accommodate my desired trip to Vinson Massif. His company is still available for services, locally and internationally, but this trip just couldn’t materialize. I will always recommend his company, and him, and have the utmost gratitude for his availability to me. Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives available to get me onto Summit 7, and in due course I will announce my changed provider.

In addition to the above, I have decided to honor my law school, McGeorge School of Law of the University of the Pacific, for my last climb and as the first climber for Climb Above Parkinsons. Everyone knows the value I place on formal education, and many will come to know just how difficult it was for me to get into, and get through, law school, owing to my own immaturity and simple understanding of life at that time.

I have the greatest pride in my law school, and look forward to carrying the flag of it to the summit (in addition to the Climb Above Parkinsons flag).

Keep on rocking in the free world!

Anthony McClaren