Heading up Denali

Tuesday June 7, 2022 We headed out about 730am for Camp three and arrived 230Pm. There is a foot of fresh snow. Jong Wu and PD have been breaking trail all morning. It took about 7 hours to get here. The weather forecast has improved for Wednesday so we may go to high camp first. … More Heading up Denali

Holden native to scale Denali for charity

Maggie Buckley Special to Worcester Telegram & Gazette USA TODAY NETWORK HOLDEN — “A lot of people can see big mountain climbing as being very selfish,” said Mark Parella, a Holden native and seasoned mountain climber with Mount Everest and Ama Dablam, both in the Himalayas, under his belt. He has been on a mission … More Holden native to scale Denali for charity

Ama Dablam 2021

In November 2021 I will be climbing Ama Dablam to help raise money for Cancer Support Community of Redondo Beach, California. Help me in supporting this incredible organization. Every dollar helps ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Join me on my journey… I … More Ama Dablam 2021

Ama Dablam 2021 Expedition

This is my personal account of my 2021 Ama Dablam expedition with my guide, Pasang Dava Sherpa. The expedition began October 28th and completed November 13th. Through this climb I managed to raise $3420.00 for the Cancer Support Community Center through my campaign, Climb Against Cancer.