Island Peak Team Beginning the trek

Joe called in from the village of Ghat this morning and they are getting ready to start the trek up to Namche Bazaar.

Click on the link to listen to the audio dispatch from Nepal!

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Mountain Trip Team in Base Camp

Hi from Everest Base Camp! Another magic day here. Sunshine this morning, another acclimatization hike to over 18,000 ft., pizza for dinner and movies tonight! We have delayed going up till the 21st so we all have a little more time for preparation. Big day weighing all the Oxygen bottles, getting food, stoves and all…

Training Day, Everest Base Camp

Another good day this morning here in the Mountain Trip Base Camp! The mornings have been sunny with cloudy and colder afternoons. Our forcasts have been very accurate predicting a short cloudy period with improving weather on the way! Awesome day over in the ice towers of the Khumbu Glacier practicing the skills we’ll need…

Puja Ceremony and Base Camp Life

Enjoyed a very special Puja, or blessing ceremony that’s important to the Sherpa people here.  Very spiritually powerful and colorful. After this the Sherpas can start into the icefall and our expedition officially begins! We all have been enjoying some time off, taking showers, enjoy Serkis’ amazing cooking, watching movies on the new Mountain Trip…

The Team is in Base Camp!

The whole team is here at over 17,000ft/5180m in Everest Base Camp now. We arrived yesterday afternoon and have been hard at work getting everything up and running. It feels very good to be settled into one place now for awhile. Everyone is feeling good and enjoying a few days off (and acclimatizing!). Tomorrow we…

Manoj Checking in from Everest Base Camp!

Listen to Manoj with an audio dispatch from Everest Base Camp.

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Everest Team Checks in from Lobuche

Were all up on a peak just above the village of Lobouche. Amazing day, just across the glacier from Everest. Climbed to about 17800 ft. Can see Makalu, Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. Also Changtse over in Tibet. Have a good 3g signal up here. Lobouche doesn’t, so we’re all trying to check email! Don’t usually…