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Everest Avalanche Tragedy

Tomorrow night (May 4, 2014) at 9pm please watch the Discovery Channel special Everest Avalanche Tragedy to learn more about Mt. Everest, Nepal, and the amazing Sherpa people. I’m certain that the special will highlight the heroic and unselfish rescue and recovery efforts that brought together everyone in base camp which were all effected by […]

Team Summits Lobuche East!

We just spoke with our team via VHF radio as they were enjoying the views from the summit of Lobuche East (6105m)! They reported good route conditions with little to no wind and unobstructed views of the surrounding peaks, including Cholatse, Taboche, and Ama Dablam. They are making their descent to high camp and then […]

Everest Update

Yesterday, after narrowly surviving the tragic avalanche, our Sherpa team on the mountain heroically worked for many hours at the site of the accident freeing many of the injured and the casualties. Our team can not even begin to express the depth of the respective and gratitude we have for these valiant men. It is […]

Tough Day for our Team (and many others)

A terribly sad and tragic day on Mount Everest today. Spirits were very high yesterday after our puja, but today was perhaps the hardest day of my life. Around 6:45am I was up and manning the radio in touch with our Sherpa team that was carrying loads up to camp 1 and camp 2 when […]

Puja!

Today we had our Puja ceremony with our entire climbing team including six climbers on the Everest permit, three also on the Lhotse Permit, and all of our climbing Sherpa who will go with us to the summit. We received blessing from the Buddhist Lama to begin our climb which starts with the Khumbu Ice […]

Ice Training

Pretty laid back day at EBC. The team ventured out on ice fall today for some training – dialing in their climbing systems: harnesses, ice axes, cramponing techniques, etc. Weather at EBC remains very consistent: sunny in the morning, clouds building around 11:30am, some afternoon snow, and then clear again in the evening. Our camp […]

Settling into Everest Base Camp

Everyone has been enjoying the past two days settling into day-to-day life at EBC. Here is the entire team (minus two climbing Sherpa) assembled in our camp. Orders of the day have been sorting out gear, getting ready for ice training, making our tents organized for the many weeks we will live here, and just […]

Everest Base Camp!

Hello everyone, Just a really quick note to let you know that everyone arrived at Everest Base Camp today and the team is feeling very strong!! Some of us spent the afternoon organizing our gear and getting settled into our personal tents that will be our homes for the next 6 weeks or so. Others […]

The Last Resort

Yesterday we trekked up from Dingboche to Loboche and today we moved up to Gorak Shep, the last village before base camp located at 5,150m / 17,000 ft. Tonight we will enjoy the comforts of a soft bed and meals in a heated resort, err lodge. Yesterday’s trek is one of my favorite segments of […]

A Beautiful Two Days

Greetings from Dingboche (4410m)! Sorry no post last two day. It is have been difficult to get Internet connectivity here in the Khumbu with so many people trying to update their Facebook status. 🙂 The weather has been fantastic, the trekking unparalleled, and the company delightful. Everyone is doing great and having a good time. […]