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)…


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…


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…