Everest Team in Kathmandu

Hello from Nepal!

The team is here and the bags have arrived!  We are excited to get going, but are trying to enjoy Kathmandu before flying up to the mountains and beginning the trek.

The team here is:

Scott Holder from California,  Everest Expedition

Alisha and David Germer from Alaska,  Everest Base Camp and Island Peak Climb.

Jacob Schmitz vagabond guide but most recently storing equipment in Bend, Oregon.  Expedition Leader.
We have been in Kathmandu for a few days sight seeing and enjoying the busy and culturally beautiful capital of Nepal.   After gear checks and an supplemental oxygen clinic from our mask supplier, Ted Atkins from TopOut. We are ready and excited to fly to Lukla tomorrow and start our trek to Everest!

Its going to take us around nine to ten days to acclimatize and arrive to EBC (Everest Base Camp) well rested. It’s an amazing hike up the Khumbu with incredible views of the Himalaya. One of my favorite hikes in the world.
We will be checking in often and updating the Dispatches to let all of our friends and loved ones back at home know of our progress.

Jacob Schmitz

Welcome to the Yak and Yeti Hotel!

Welcome to the Yak and Yeti Hotel!

Oxygen class from the man who invented the TopOut system.

Oxygen class from the man who invented the TopOut system.



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