Everest visit fulfills judge’s lifelong dream
Yolo Superior Court Judge Paul Richardson, 67, climbed to Mount Everest's base camp in early November.Â "I've never seen mountains like that," he said of the majestic Himalayas. "Each one was almost better than the other." Courtesy photo
A lifelong love of hiking and mountaineering last month lured Yolo Superior Court Judge Paul Richardson away from the bench and into the Himalayas, where he fulfilled a longtime dream of viewing Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, from the summit of nearby Mount Kala Patthar.
"I've never seen mountains like that. Each one was almost better than the other," Richardson, 67, said in a recent interview regarding his 24-day excursion, which included a trek to the Everest base camp.
Richardson also found himself intrigued by the area's history and culture, particularly the Sherpas who populate the Nepal region and often serve as guides to visiting climbers. Continue Reading