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Ryan (left) and John (right) Dahlem sitting on top of Mt. Everest.

ORANGE COUNTY TO EVEREST Interview by Amy Hood

In 2010 O.C. educators John and Ryan Dahlem became the oldest father/son duo to climb Mt. Everest. We caught up with the Dahlems at a presentation to St. Margaret’s Episcopal School to hear the remarkable tale. OCG: I READ ABOUT “THE DEATH ZONE.” CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT? RD: “The Death Zone” is a term that is used for elevations above 8,000 meters. The human body just cannot sustain life that high. So essentially, while you’re up there, physically your body is dying and if you stayed up there, that’s the inevitable outcome. While you’re up there, everything get’s compromised. You don’t sleep as well. You lose your appetite. You lose your mental acuity. You lose your ability to come back from any normal cut or scrape or bruise. It clearly is your body telling you “go down… you shouldn’t be this high.” Even for locals in that area, there’s only a certain elevation where they live because even their reproductive system doesn’t work – there’s just a limit to human physiology in terms of altitude. One of the reasons that Sherpas are such strong high altitude climbers is that they’re born at 11 - 13,000 feet. 14

OCG: DID YOU TALK ABOUT TRIAGE, OR WHAT THE PROTOCOL WAS IF ONE OF YOU GOT SERIOUSLY HURT? RD: We did as much as we could in preparation to have as safe a climb as possible. So, with the training and the use of gear, the going with a great professional guide service, the hiring of Sherpas to climb side by side with us-we tried to do as much as we could in the planning phase to mitigate the danger. On our summit night, when the weather was bad, we did have to stop and talk through a variety of contingencies and we had several conversations about whether or not we would keep going. A guide who was up there at the same time said, “well just go a little farther and see what happens.” Luckily, each of those “go a little bit farthers” ended up getting us to the top. We didn’t have a strict game plan going in, but we both recognized that we might come to a point where it was

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safer to turn around and go down. Of course, the summit is not worth losing your life over. OCG: YOU SAID THAT YOU GET TO KNOW SOMEONE REALLY WELL WHEN YOU’RE CLIMBING WITH THEM FOR 60 DAYS. RD: He does snore a lot, but I already knew that from past expeditions. I think the new takeaway from my dad was that he was quite a bit older than the rest of the climbers on our team, and just the respect I have for him at that age to be able to accomplish that physical task and the mental task. I think he probably carried an extra mental burden throughout the expedition because not too many people his age have climbed Mt. Everest, so I think he had an additional question about whether physically he could do it at his age. OCG: ONCE YOU GUYS GOT BACK DOWN AND REINTEGRATED BACK INTO YOUR NORMAL LIFE, DID YOU HAVE A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON YOUR LIFE? RD: Absolutely. (laughs) You know, we met with thea Llama Incarnate, who is very high up in the Buddhist tradition, on the way in at the Tengpoche monastery. Here is someone who spends his entire life up in this really remote village in Nepal, much of it in meditation and prayer, and he was talking to us about inner peace. I remember in that moment thinking about life back home and just the complexity and the day to day details of life at sea level. At that point it just brought a certain amount of clarity to what really matters and maintaining inner peace amidst the simple stressers down here that can too easily become significant stressers. OCG: WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU GUYS? RD: It was such an unbelievable experience, so our goal coming back with all the talks we’re doing is to share with others, and particularly children, because my dad and I are both educators. I’m always so impressed with their questions. My real hope now is to share it with others in the hope that it will inspire them to take on a challenge. For them to find their Everest.

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THE ST. MARGARET’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL CHILDREN ASK THE DAHLEMS ABOUT THEIR ADVENTURE: ST. MARGARET’S KIDS: Was your dad crying when you were at the top in the video when he was telling everyone he loved them?” JD: People always ask me that. First of all, I’d just like to be congratulated for remembering all of those names at 28,000 ft. And yes, I was crying. It was a very emotional time and we were both sort of crying. It’s OK to cry. SMK: Have you ever fallen down a mountain? JD: You don’t want to fall down from that mountain because it’s 10,000 feet down, but Ryan and I have fallen down a couple of times, just not down any mountains. RD: The good news is, it’s about an 8,000 foot drop on one side of the Hillary Step and a 10,000 foot drop on the other, and we were walking right along the ridge. But because it was cloudy, we couldn’t see how far we had to fall. That was pretty nice. SMK: What do you do if you fall in a crevasse? RD: Hopefully, your rope holds you so you don’t keep falling all the way down. Then you have to get onto the side and use your crampons and your ice axe to climb back up. SMK: Did anyone you ever met climb Mt. Everest and not make it? RD: The night we went up we had seven climbers going for the top and the weather was really bad. So three of them decided to come back down and four of us went on to the top. That was the right decision because they figured it was going to be safer. The good news is Mt. Everest will always be there so they can go back and try again. SMK: How did it feel being at the top of Mt. Everest? JD: It felt great, except you feel a little goofy because there’s not a lot of oxygen. But as Ryan said, getting up is OK, getting down is mandatory in mountain climbing. Where most people die or have problems on Mt. Everest is when they’re coming down. You’re very tired and you have to concentrate because if you make one misstep, you’re off to the races, which is not a good thing. SMK: How would you guys eat? RD: At base camp we had a cook who would cook us meals. We had yak steak and all kinds of funky dishes. But higher on the mountain, you eat little things because you don’t want to carry too much weight up there. My favorite food on the mountain was jelly beans. SMK: How many millimeters is Mt. Everest? RD: Let’s take another question. (laughs) You guys can help me figure this out. Its 8,850 meters, so if you add two zeros to that, that’s 8,850,000 millimeters. SMK: How deep was the snow? JD: Some of the places where the snow has been there forever and ever it’s hard to say. Some of those crevasses were probably limitless, but maybe 2-300 feet. On the top of the mountain the snow is as little as a few inches to 10 or 15 feet. SMK: Did you ever think you lost your camera? RD: Each time I took the video camera out I was thinking, “OK. Try to get a good shot, but whatever you do don’t drop it.” So I had a little string I tied around my wrist in case. JD: My son did all the filming. You know those little flip cameras? SMK: YEAH! JD: Well, one is still up on Mt. Everest. SMK: Have you ever fallen off a ladder? JD: I never fell off a ladder, but one time my crampons got stuck. I was trying to lift my foot, but the spikes on my boot got stuck on the tines. So I had to go backwards and try to pull it out. What’s interesting is that you put your feet in the spaces of the ladder and hope that your crampons hook onto the rungs of the ladder. So you’re just walking into space. Other times the crevasses were smaller, so you would just jump over them.


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“When you make edits in a film, you’re controlling exactly where the audience looks,” she says. “You cut to a close-up of someone’s face, you put in the music. The way you edit is sort of made to parallel human thought, and we’re so clever; film works with that cleverness.”

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One example of Oakley’s understanding of that is her choice to add in small text jokes into the film, a move she says breaks with the normal documentary format: “The film reaches out to the audience and says ‘Hey! I know you’re there!’” she explains. But despite its playfulness, the film also showcases a technical skill and attention to detail. For the interviews, she and her crew set up special lighting to give the subjects a glow as if they were lit by a campfire, mimicking the way the stories would have been told originally. The ability to capture what is normally an intimate, oral storytelling tradition in an artful way has earned Oakley props from the rock climbing community. “Documentary is rewarding in the sense that there are so many people out there that have such amazing stories and no one to tell them to, no voice or vehicle to have those stories heard,” Oakley explains. “I mean, why go to all the trouble of making up a fake world with fake characters when there are so many people and stories that you just can’t make up? The people and their layers are already real.” Although Oakley says she’s had little time to think of her next project, film has won her heart.

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swimmers: “Baby and Me” gently introduces babies six months to 2 ½ years to floating skills, breath control, submersion, and movement; “Waterbugs” helps little ones 2 ½ to 4 years become independent in the water and progress to swimming across the pool with roll over breathing; “Sharkies” (ages 4-6 years) focuses on proper form and technique to build stronger swimmers at a more advanced level; “Clownfish” (ages 6-8 years) develops more refined technique and introduces four competitive strokes. Cal Elite maintains small class sizes of four or fewer students per class. Baby and Me classes, with parents in the water, may go up to 6 students per class. Once students become proficient they can join “Aquanauts,” which develops skills required by swim teams and junior life guard programs. Preschool classes are affordable at $52 for 4 weeks. Aquanauts, which meets twice a week, costs $68 for 4 weeks. Christen Vermaerke is Cal Elite’s Swim Director, and has been a member of the Cal Elite team for

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close to seven years. She grew up in Coto de Caza as a competitive swimmer, and has been teaching swimming for 27 years. “Working with children brings me such joy,” says Christen. “They warm my heart. Teaching swimming is great because I’m teaching a life skill that the kids will take with them forever. I want them to develop a love of the water and learn how to be safe, as well as have fun in the process.”

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Centrally Located, 10 minutes to 10 Fwy On Cul-De-Sac with Basketball Hoop Pool, Spa, BBQ and Outdoor Bar Fully Furnished with all Amenities (air conditioning and cable) • 4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 10 • Flat Screen TVs in Most Rooms • Wireless Computer Hook-Up

• Free Nationwide Telephone • Multiple Golf and Tennis Facilities within 10 minutes • Restaurants and Supermarkets within 2 minutes walk • Close to Water Park, Casinos and Living Desert

March 7-20, 2011

April 15-17, 2011

April 30, May 1, 2011

BNP Paribas Tennis Open

Coachella Music Fest

Stagecoach Music Fest

May 30, 2011 (Memorial weekend) Memorial Day Flower Drop


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T HE

HEALING POWERS OF THE

ART FOR HEALING

ore than 10 years ago, Laurie Zagon founded Art for Healing, a non-profit organization in Laguna Niguel, California with a mission to provide inner healing through art and creativity. The organization conducts art workshops for anyone in need – traveling to various hospitals, schools and shelters to provide healing through art. “We have a methodology designed for anyone to come and express themselves in a non-threatening way,” says Laurie. Art has the power to heal our souls and lighten our burden, and gives us the opportunity to express ourselves in a way words do not allow. Laurie, originally an artist and fine arts professor from New York, came to this realization several years ago while teaching an art class to a group of Wall Street businessmen and women in New York City. “That night, I saw transcendence in action. I saw people becoming creative,” explains Laurie. The class was the first of its kind — an opportunity for those who knew nothing about art to begin exploring with paint and a canvas.

Photo Credits: Art & Creativity for Healing Inc. Volunteers, Laurie Zagon and Joe Sorrentino

By Kelsi Maree Borland

The project profoundly impacted Laurie, who comes from an alcoholic family. “I know, as a troubled child myself, art is what saved me. I had my own world of art that was better than coping with what was going on,” says Laurie. She came to Orange County to work on the book and never left, feeling this was the best place for her to pursue her art as a mode for healing. After many years conducting her art healing workshops, Laurie began Art for Healing. The organization has a specific mission: “Supporting emotional healing through art and creative expression for those living with pain, grief, fear, or stress.” The first year the organization opened its doors, they helped 1,000 people. Today, the organization has helped over 27,000 — everyone from troubled children to adults suffering from illness to those seeking relief from stress.

“I KNOW, AS A TROUBLED CHILD MYSELF, ART IS WHAT SAVED ME.”

The success of that class lead to many more, with untrained artists — regular people — visiting Laurie’s New York City studio to explore their artistic talents. “These types of classes bypass skill and let students express themselves from a subconscious point of view and tap in to their creative center,” says Laurie. Word of these classes spread to Orange County, California, where therapist and teacher Claudia Black was working with children and adults from alcoholic homes. Using Laurie’s art and color therapy techniques and Claudia’s work with abused children, the two collaborated on an art healing book, It’s Never Too Late to have a Childhood: Inspirations for Inner Healing. 26

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Everyone can benefit from such a program—like the wounded soldiers or military families living at Camp Pendleton, the children in treatment at Chalk Hospital, or those attending a weekend workshop at the Laguna Niguel studio. To help run such an expansive program, the organization relies on a small team of certified art instructors and more than 100 volunteers. The program has provided remarkable results, allowing students to move into a deeper level of themselves. “Abstract art is a language; only the artist knows what it says,” explains Laurie, and Art for Healing is an opportunity for people to express themselves in their own, abstract language.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

DONATE

Donate art supplies to Art For Healing. For a detailed list of items that will help support Art4Healing® workshops visit their website and click on the “Donate” tab. You can also make cash donations to help fund Art4Healing® programs.

VOLUNTEER

Art For Healing relies on their fantastic group of volunteers to help provide workshops in our community. Please check out the following volunteer opportunities to get more information: Workshop Assistant, Office Help, and Fundraising.

C O N TAC T

art4healing.org info@art4healing.org 949.367.1902


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“Follow us to a world with more birthdays”

The OC Gazette invites readers and advertisers alike to get involved by placing memorial ads, success stories, and business ads in support of this great effort. The free ACS OC Gazette Resource Guide will be distributed at all 2011/2012 ACS community events. The American Cancer Society’s goal is to accelerate research, promote early detection and prevention, and engage more advocates, all so that we might enjoy a world with countless more birthdays. For more info, contact Candice at (949) 582-9771 or candice@theocgazette.com.

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a look back... HISTORIC EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN OPENING YEAR

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Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo over the Pacific.

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Pablo Picasso paints one of his most famous works in the cubism era: “Guernica”

John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath helps the author win a Pulitzer & Novel prize.

Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the only president in U.S history to serve for three terms.


LIFE WITH ORANGE COUNTY’S A

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JOHN WAYNE

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Interview & Illustrations By Amy Hood

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CHARLIE PALMER’S IN COSTA MESA

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The OC Gazette: March Issue  

Cal Elite Kids, John Wayne, Oakley Anderson-Moore, Harbor House Cafe, Art for Healing, Foo Fighters, Billy Idol, Marky Ramone, and MORE!

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