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The newest Summit Murder Mystery to be Published in 2012, Murder on Vinson Massif

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We are very excited to share with you the synopsis of the newest Summit Murder Mystery, Murder on Vinson Massif.  Take a look, and tell us what you think!

Having failed to acquire the legendary golden Inca idols on Aconcagua in South America, Scott Devlon is hot on their trail. Kira Stern, former wife of Quentin, has murdered to steal them and is now headed to Punta Arenas, Chile where she hopes to sell them to Robert Ainsworth, a crazed international arms dealer. Joined by Quentin, Scott soon finds himself in Antarctica, compelled to join the expedition about to attempt an unprecedented winter climb of Vinson Massif, the highest mountain on the world’s most inhospitable continent. Murder and treachery once again abound as the high tech expedition braves the Antarctic night with temperatures falling below minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Old friends and fresh enemies die as Scott seeks the lost idols and in the end all perish save two. Join Scott Devlon in Murder on Vinson Massif, the most…

New Videos

Hi Everyone.  Here are two videos that I just released that capture my 1987 climb of Mt. Everest and my 2011 climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  During the Mt. Everest climb, the idea for my Summit Murder Mystery Series was born, and my Kilimanjaro climb was done in part for research for my newest murder mystery Murder on Kilimanjaro, which will be released in September 2012.  Take a look, and let me know what you think!

http://youtu.be/htQlyNyRgOw

http://youtu.be/ZQ61McJcAQ0

Murder on Vinson Massif Excerpt

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Here is an small excerpt from the upcoming Murder on Vinson Massif.  Enjoy :)
And she wasn't alone.  Exhaustion was becoming our common state.  All the others were dead, but we five were still alive - we five and the killer ahead of us.

 Coming Soon!

Water Could Hold Living Microbes

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In Antarctica home of the amazing Mt. Vinson Massif, an amazing discovery was made!  Water could hold living microbes!  Take a look below at this article from the Associated Press.
Opening a scientific frontier miles under the Antarctic ice, Russian experts drilled down and finally reached the surface of a gigantic freshwater lake, an achievement the mission chief likened to placing a man on the moon.

Lake Vostok could hold living organisms that have been locked in icy darkness for some 20 million years, as well as clues to the search for life elsewhere in the solar system.

Touching the surface of the lake, the largest of nearly 400 sub glacial lakes in Antarctica, came after more than two decades of drilling and was a major achievement avidly anticipated by scientists around the world.

"In the simplest sense, it can transform the way we think about life," NASA's chief scientist, Waleed Abdalati, told the Associated Press in an email Wednesday.

The Russian team made cont…

Russian Mountaineers Abandon K2 Winter Ascent After Death

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A spokesman for a Russian mountaineering team seeking to be the first to climb K2 in winter said Monday that it has abandoned the attempt after one of its members died on the mountain.  The 15 climbers had been on the mountain the world's highest after Mount Everest, since late December and were hoping to make a summit-push in mid March.  Naiknam Karm said one of the climbers died Monday of breathing difficulties at base camp and said the team was waiting for better weather before being flown from base camp by helicopter.

Winter ascents of the world's 14 highest mountains are some of the most prized achievements left in climbing.

K2 sees winter temperatures of 50 below zero and winds of up to 70 kilometers an hour (40 miles per hour) in winter.


We are very sorry for the loss of your team member.

COVER RELEASE

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We are gearing up for the release of Murder on Vinson Massif!  It won't be long and we will be releasing book number six of the Summit Murder Mystery series!  To tide you over until then, here is the cover for you to gaze upon :)

Don't forget that until March 1st, you could win all seven books in the Summit Murder Mystery Series by helping me choose a cover for the last book in the series.  You can vote on a cover, and enter into the contest by clicking HERE.  For more information about the Summit Murder Mystery series, CLICK HERE!

New Review of Murder on Aconcagua

AWESOME review received for Murder on Aconcagua, take a look!  

"When I received the chance to do a book review for Murder on Aconcagua, I was very intrigued. It had been a long time since I had read a murder mystery and I was happy to have the opportunity to read this book. I have heard a lot of good reviews about the Summit Murder Mystery series and this book definitely did not disappoint. From the moment I read the Prologue I was hooked. The characters, story setting and weaving of historical locations made for a gripping tale. I found myself having a very visual concept of Aconcagua as I was reading. I could see the deep snow; the mountain trail ahead of me and even imagine the exhaustion and bitter cold, blowing winds as the altitude reached new heights. Among all the excitement of the climb you get wrapped into the characters and their ulterior motives. Mystery, murder and even a few creepy moments keep you turning page after page. As I reached the end of the book I realized…