Tomorrow Camp 2!

It is crazy hot here in Camp 1 today!  We went for a hike up towards camp 2 today. Conditions are quite interesting, as we have lots of powder avalanche activity off Nuptse and the west ridge. Tomorrow, we hope to move up to  Camp 2 for a few days, but we’ll see how things…

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Up in Camp 1

Manoj, our Sherpa team and I had a spectacular morning in the icefall today.  Conditions coming up were OK, although we encountered lots of deep fresh snow at Camp 1 here.  We made it up, although we were not moving too quickly through the Icefall. After a very hot, sunny morning, now we’re now finding…

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Island Peak climb and trek

Hello everyone! The team arrived in Namche Bazaar yesterday afternoon after a 3,000 foot gain in elevation. Namche Bazaar is the central village in the Khumbu where all of the surrounding villages bring their goods to sell and trade. The village is situated at around 11,500 feet and is shaped like a horseshoe. Every weekend…

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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…