Island Peak Team back in Namche

The team is back in Namche tonight, and continuing to Lukla in the morning.  They’ve had a great trip and the weather, which started off a bit rough, turned around and was nice when they needed it.

Here’s Ross with the evening audio dispatch from our team in Namche:


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Island Peak Team Audio Dispatch

Jerry Bays called in with the audio expedition dispatch from our Island Peak climbing team.  They are back down in the relatively low thick air of Deboche tonight staying in a really nice lodge and enjoying a bit of relaxation after a successful summit of Island Peak.  They’ve had a great expedition so far and…

Everest Base Camp!

They trekked up to Everest Base Camp (EBC) today from the village of Gorak Shep.  Gorak Shep is the highest village on the trek at 16,950 ft just off of the Khumbu Glacier. The temperatures drop the higher they get, and nights can definitely be chilly up high in the Himalayas.  It’s a 2-3 hour…

Weather and cancelled flights

Well, they are off to a slow start on the trek to Everest Basecamp and Island Peak climb.  The flights from Kathmandu to Lukla have been delayed, and cancelled for the second day in a row now as bad weather has prevented the regularly scheduled flights from occurring.  This afternoon they even got into the…