Trip Reports

Everest team heading to Lukla!

The team is on the way to the airport and hoping to fly to Lukla and begin their trek today! They are leaving the luxury of the Hyatt Hotel in Kathmandu where they’ve been staying the last couple of nights and heading for the Himalayas! Here’s the team: From Left to Right: Jacob Schmitz, Terry…

Everest from Namche

Welcome to our 2017 Mount Everest Expedition!

Welcome to the Mountain Trip 2017 Everest Expedition Dispatches! The Everest climbing season is underway and climbers from around the world have been descending on Kathmandu for the last couple of weeks with dreams of climbing to the top of the world!  The Mountain Trip team is in Kathmandu now finalizing permits and gathering a…

Update from Aconcagua

We haven’t heard anything from the team beyond the two calls made to our Trip Dispatch page.  I understand that the disconnect of information is concerning, and that leaves us all to fill in the blanks as to how things went for the four other climbers and our other guide.  One thing I have learned…

Aconcagua Team is At High Camp!!!

Kelly Puzak called in from High Camp! The team packed up their tents and hiked about 2,000 feet up to a spot on the north ridge of Aconcagua, where they have established their high camp for the expedition.  They climbed up a steep pitch above their previous camp and then worked their way up gentler…

Jan. Aconcagua Team Carries to Camp 3

Bob Vladem called in after the team pushed up to 20,000′ on the north ridge of Aconcagua.  They were fortunate to have good weather and moved up under clear skies with light winds. The route up from Camp 2 first climbed up a steep hill immediately above camp.  This led them to a long section…