Island Peak

Hello everyone! We are back in Pheriche after a solid attempt to climb Island Peak. On April 30th we hiked to Island Peak Base Camp and set up shop. We woke at 12 am and Ben, Tom, Sonam, and I left for the climb. After 3.5 hours of climbing (nearly 3000 ft of elevation gain)…

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Back in Base Camp!

We had an early morning today, waking up at 4am in Camp 2 and starting down by 5am to both beat the heat and hopefully have an uneventful passage through the icefall.  As as the day warms, there is a higher amount of activity in the icefall, so we hoped to get through before things…

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Island Peak Team – Joe B calls in from Lobuche

Joe Butler called in after a few day gap in reporting.  They have had some difficulty reaching satellites in the narrow valleys through which they have been trekking.  All is well and they are having a great time!

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Perfect Day in Camp 2!

We went for a long hot slog today up the Western Cwm. We moved up to just below the impressive SW face of Everest. The last couple nights in Camp 1 were absolutely amazing and were calm, cold with the most amazing moon rise behind Lhotse. Manoj and I are planning to spend a couple…

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…