Trekking team at the Yak and Yeti

All of us at Madison Mountaineering are very excited that after many months of planning, the Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition kicks-off today!  Expedition leader, Garrett Madison, is now in Kathmandu with the entire trekking team and just provided this update to start off this exciting and rare Autumn season attempt on Mount Everest:

Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Mountain Hardwear Autumn 2019 Everest Expedition!  The team is in Kathmandu (the trekking team) and we went out for a wonderful team dinner yesterday evening.  Folks are getting ready to head out on a city tour of Kathmandu today and we are planning on flying to Lukla tomorrow morning, weather pending.  It’s been a very wet monsoon here the last few months in Nepal.  We are hoping for some dry weather coming up shortly here to start our trek into base camp.  So, we are very excited to be here and to be launching the expedition and heading up into the Khumbu Valley and making our way towards Everest Base Camp!


In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow the team as they trek to Everest Base Camp and then make their attempt to summit the world’s highest mountain:

– on Instagram:

– on our Garmin inReach Mini powered real-time tracking map:

– on Amazon Alexa devices with the Madison Mountaineering Flash Briefing skill:

  • Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear Garrett Madison’s daily audio expedition updates