Entries by Kurt

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. […]

Good Morning Namche!

Beautiful blue skies above the incredible views from Namche Baazar this morning. The entire team enjoyed a another breakfast at the Hotel Tibet and have head out in many different directions for separate projects, including some viewpoint hiking, for our last acclimatization rest day here in Nachme. Tomorrow will we hit the trail and have […]

Relaxing in Namche

Garrett and Kurt arrived Nachme this morning.  They reunited with the climbing team for an excellent breakfast at the Hotel Tibet. Everyone spent the day exploring and enjoying the comforts of Namche Baazar: the coffee shops, bakeries, pubs, and some shopping for very last minute items like personal solar panels. Kurt ran some system checks […]

Climbers in Nachme / Garrett and Kurt Enroute

The climbing team trekked up to Nachme yesterday where we will spend two nights. Garrett and Kurt will arrive via MI-17 helicopter this morning as their fixed wing flight as cancelled yesterday due to cloud cover in pass leading to Lukla. The whole team will be together today in Namche.

The Usual Chaos at KTM

Craziness here at the Kathmandu airport! (situation normal). Among the things that you don’t see inside the waiting area at other international airports are monkeys and birds. They were too fast for a photo.