Trip Reports

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…

Up in the Icefall Today!

It’s been a very special morning in the Khumbu Icefall today! The day started out very dark and cloudy with light snow, but it is now sunny and warm. It’s quite beautiful, actually, although there was a fair bit of fresh snow last night. We are now back in Base Camp after some concern with…

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…

Snowy Day in Base Camp

Woke up this morning to lots of snow. Not too much to delay things..unless it continues today. We are in pretty good shape with Camp 2 established now and Camp 1 going in today. Still lots of things to move up the hill, but all going well. We are still planning to go up tonight,…

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…

Training Day, Everest Base Camp

Another good day this morning here in the Mountain Trip Base Camp! The mornings have been sunny with cloudy and colder afternoons. Our forcasts have been very accurate predicting a short cloudy period with improving weather on the way! Awesome day over in the ice towers of the Khumbu Glacier practicing the skills we’ll need…