Mark's Blog

Follow along with Mark on his Journey towards completing the seven summits!

Final Rotation from EBC to Camp 3

Hello everyone who’s following the journey, here is the update. We just got done with our final rotation from Everest Base Camp to Camp 3. ...
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Raiders Alumni Mt. Everest Message

Mark, It’s your Alumni Department again with another teammate video! Passing along a message from Kevin Gogan. Once a Raider, Always a Raider, Shannon, Devon, ...
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Video View of Base Camp

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Draft Day Raiders Message

I just recieved this message today from my Raider family. Mark, Happy Draft Day. We hope you are staying warm and healthy on the mountain. ...
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Into the Khumbu

Yesterday, we made our way 1000 feet up into the Khumbu Ice Fall which was fascinating and exhausting. The sun was out and super hot ...
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Avalanche at 20,000’

Very early in the morning we heard a huge thunderous avalanche which has really become a daily occurrence. Our original plan was to hike up ...
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Puja Ceremony

Today we went through an annual ritual called a Puja ceremony. We brought in a Holy Lama who blessed us and our gear for safe ...
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Avalanches

Every night and day, we see and hear avalanches all around us. We need to be prepared at all times and vigilant however there is ...
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More Training Ahead

We have spent the last few days training. It is essential that we can all make our way up the Khumba Ice Fields which involves ...
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Ice Training

Today, as a group we trekked a short distance to begin training on the ice. How to use your ascender to go up steep ice ...
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Everest Base Camp

We have now been in base camp for a few days and everyone is adjusting. Because we are living at 17,500’, we have some who ...
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Arrived at EBC ( Everest Base Camp)

Arrived last night at Everest Base camp. Super cold but looking at the Khumba Ice Fall is way more intimidating than it looks on TV ...
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Moving Up The Mountain

Today, we are breaking camp to move from Pheriche to Lobuche which means we will be experiencing a 2,000’ gain from 14,500’ to 16,500’. So ...
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Acclimatization Climb to 15,500’

Today. We did a relatively short climb up 1,000’ to help build more red blood cells. I continue to have zero altitude issues which of ...
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My Everest and Ama Dablam

As we entered our lodge late in the afternoon, it was so super hazy so hard to see anything here in Dibuche beyond getting our ...
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NY Times

I was so honored to be asked to be in the New York Times yesterday. I never imagined 9 years ago when I started this ...
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Nemache to Debuche

Today, we packed our bags and super comfy quarters at the Panorama Lodge located in Nemache to trek 6 miles down hill and then good ...
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Nameche at 11,500ft

We made it to Nameche which sits high up on the hill perched at 11,500’. Good news is that I haven’t suffered any high altitude ...
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Lukla to Phakding

Yesterday, April 4th (Easter) we got up at 4.30am in Katmandu ready to roll to Lukla and start the expedition. Lukla, known as the worlds ...
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COVID Test

Ready, Set, Go. Had to do the Covid-19 test today so we are cleared to move from Katmandu to our trek beginning tomorrow am. Will ...
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The Everest Itinerary

All the team members are now en route to Kathmandu to stay at the Yak & Yeti hotel.  I’m told it’s a pretty sweet set ...
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The Epic Journey Kickoff

Today I began the long journey to travel across the world en route to Nepal with a stop in Dubai-  WOW.  Never thought leaving could ...
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Everest Training Video

Here is a link to some b-roll video footage by NFL Films of Mark Pattison and Jim Moira training for Mark's Everest and Lhotse epic, ...
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The Lhotse Challenge // Everest Update

 As many of you know, I was set to head to Nepal and take on Mt Everest last Spring but then the pandemic hit ...
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Announcing New Partnership with HIGHER GROUND!!

I am really excited to be partnering with Higher Ground in 2020 and beyond. They stand for everything I have been building up my entire ...
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Emilia’s Everest…

I have been on the warpath to help raise money and awareness for my daughter Emilia who has epilepsy which we are calling Emilia's Everest. ...
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Mt Everest + Lhotse combo in 24 hours.

As many know, I have been trying to become the 1st NFL Player to climb the Seven Summits over the past 8 years.  In 2017, ...
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Loving the Process to Climb Mt Everest

Training for Everest is on.  Many people ask me what I do to prepare.  Train, train and train.  This goes back to Pyramid of Success ...
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My Journey To Climbing The Seven Summits!

My story has been an incredible journey which started 8 years ago.  My marriage was crumbling as I was living in Santa Monica, California after ...
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