Phone Call From Chris Davenport at Everest Base Camp

Chris called the following podcast in from Everest Base Camp this morning.  It sounds like everything is going great with the team.

Here’s Chris:

[audio:http://mteverest2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/davenport-ebc-arrival.mp3]
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A Few Photos from Neal

Ama Dablam as we are leaving Dingboche

Tawoche on the way to Lobuche

Shepherds hut with standard Himalayan scenery

Cholatse

Photo’s from Neal Beidleman

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One step closer to base camp

April 12th- We hiked up to Gorak Shep today, the site of the last lodges before reaching base camp. It isn’t really a village, but more a small collection of six or eight lodges built for trekkers. We are only a couple of hours hike from BC now, so we’re anxious to get there tomorrow.…

April 10th- On The Trail

April 10, 2011 Dingboche, Khumbu Valley. We are now just two days away from Everest base camp and feeling fit and ready to move up. The last two days were spent in Dingboche, a village at 4300 meters at the confluence of the valley the leads up to Island Peak below the South Face of…

Everybody in Dingboche

Bill Allen, Dingboche. April 9, 2011 We’ve all met up finally in Dingboche at our favorite lodge, the Snow Lion. Gregg Mellon and Debbie have been trekking with a group of friends and have already visited base camp. They came back down the valley to join us yesterday here in Dingboche, and Gregg will turn…

Re-united in Namche

The team is re-united in Namche.  It was great to get our our entire team together tonight.  The 2nd part of the climbing crew, Scott, Newall, and Irek, along with Diane and Laurie (who are joining us for the trek into base camp) arrived in Namche to great weather and a late lunch.   The first…

Chris calling in from the Everest View Hotel

Chris give us an update from the Everest View Hotel above  Namche Bazar. Check it out! [audio:http://mteverest2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/7e51708adf235f0faff6774ef110e19a6eb92285.mp3]

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A great day hiking above Namche

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Hi from Namche

Post: Bill Allen from Namche   April 4, 2011 After a very rainy night last night, we awoke to clear skies and new snow in the Himalaya with the snow line just a few hundred feet above where we stayed in the village of Phakding.   It was a beautiful start of the day, with fresh snow…

Kathmandu and Lukla

Hi Everyone, I thought I’d give you all an update from Kathmandu. Yesterday morning, Bill Allen’s group, including Ephi Gildor, Chris Davenport, Neil Beidelman and three friends joining them for the trek, flew into Lukla in helicopters.  Helicopter fights to Lukla are one of the additional services we offer, as they tend to be more…