Trip Reports

In Kathmandu

Well, another successful Everest season is over! This morning Manoj flew to India to visit friends and recover from a touch of frostbite. We are taking care of all the end of season details, then I am off to Thailand for some R and R on the beach! Enjoy and we’ll see you next year…

May 19 Team – At 11,200′

Pieter Van Den Broeke called in a nice greeting to his family, but was cut off before he could update us on the team’s progress.  Today, they carried a load of supplies up to about 13,500′, but are still at the 11,200′ camp for the night.  They plan to move up to the big camp…

We’re in Kathmandu!

This is just a quick report to let everyone know were back in Kathmandu! Manoj, myself and DaWang Chu all flew out from Base Camp yesterday direct (well, almost, see below) to Kathmandu. This is proving to be a bit of a journey as things can be here in Nepal. We showed up at 6am…

May 19 Team – Camped at 11,200′

This recording is pretty brief, as Steve got cut off in his transmission, due to the steep mountain walls to the south of their camp that block their satellite transmissions.  The team is camped at 11,200′ and enjoying beautiful, clear, calm weather.  It can actually be quite hot on days such as this, so the…

Meet the May 26 Team!

On Sunday, May 26th, a small group of climbers will meet in Anchorage, AK to join a team of Mountain Trip guides for an attempt to climb the highest peak in North America.  Denali rises 20,320′ above the not-too-distant sea.  Located close to the Arctic Circle, it is famous for presenting climbers with extreme cold…