Patience on Mount Everest

The 2017 Mountain Trip Everest team is staying fit and acclimated at base camp by taking daily hikes up to nearly 19,000 ft on nearby Pumori.  The weather up high on Mount Everest has continued to be difficult, winds and snow continue, but teams have pushed up to the top and the rope is now…


Everest Team Enjoying Namche

The climbers are on their way to Everest base camp and spent the day enjoying the village of Namche today.  They’ll spend a couple of extra days on their way up to base camp to acllimatize and enjoy the journey, and Namche is a favorite stop.  They went for a hike above town to a…


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Do Something Big!

Another inspirational article from our friends at Uphill Athlete.  Take the chance to dream big and make it happen! By Uphill Athlete on Mental Preparation, Training Theory By Steve House Sometime in the late-90’s I was approaching a grade-6 Canadian ice climb, Virtual Reality, with my climbing partner Joe Josephson. As we walked and talked,…


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Family Ice Climbing!!

Family Ice Climbing in Colorado “You really want me to ice climb?” “C’mon Dad!  I know you can do it!” cried 8-year old Izzy, tugging on her father’s hand and directing him toward the leather couch in our reception area. Grinning in the thin air of Telluride’s 8,750 foot elevation, Ernie allowed himself to be…


Remembering Gary Falk

  On Saturday July 23rd we lost a beloved member of the Mountain Trip family and our extended climbing and guiding community. Gary Falk, a husband and father of two rambunctious boys and a highly respected guide died while guiding on the Grand Teton in Wyoming. Gary was a consummate professional and a fully certified…