One of the guys at MarketWatch in our New York office, Rowan Hajaj, recently took off to go to the North Col of Everest. It's funny because I had met him a couple of times and the main thing that I was struck with was his British accent, not a spirit for adventure! :-) Obviously I was wrong.
Anyway, he has a blog from his trip. It's a good read, he's a much better writer than I.
I've several times thought it would be great to go to the Everest region. But whenever I hear the details I seem to change my mind.