Update From Nepal

The evening (local time) update from Nepal is that all of our staff have been flown off the mountain and are at Base Camp.  Three helicopters flew all climbers from Camp 1 back to Base Camp, as the route through the Icefall was rendered impassable due to the numerous aftershocks in the past 36 hours.…


Everest Update – Phone Call from Base Camp

Our Lead Guide Jacob Schmitz called in a detailed post recapping the events of the past two days.  His report was cut off by a relatively poor satellite phone connection, but his description is sobering.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone so terribly affected by the earthquake and the following aftershocks.


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Everest 2015 – Jacob calls in report of an earthquake

Jacob Schmitz just called in the frightening report of an avalanche that hit Everest Base Camp, following what felt like an earthquake.  His report is not very clear, due to the quality of the satellite transmission.


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Everest 2015 – Resting and Recovering

Jacob called in just now, but unfortunately, his post was very garbled.  There have been some challenges with cellular reception at Base Camp, and tonight’s post is barely understandable… Scott has been dealing with an upper respiratory infection for the past couple of weeks, and when the team pushed up through the Khumbu Icefall yesterday,…

Everest 2015 Team – Skills Day at Base Camp

Unfortunately, the post called in from our guide Jacob Schmitz was a bit garbled, but the team is doing great.  They worked on skills today, climbing some ice faces near Base Camp and reviewing strategies for crossing ladders, efficiently passing running belays and other techniques they will employ when they head up through the tumultuous…