Trip Reports

Everest Trekking Team in Dingboche

Hello from the EBC team! Today we moved from our quaintly perched tea house in Tengboche to Dingboche. A five-hour hike up the Khumbu valley took us out of the trees and into the alpine. Perched directly underneath Ama Dablam with a skyline full of 7,000-meter peaks and a few at 8,000 meters, Dingboche sits…

Everest Base Camp Trek in Tengboche

Dave reported from the Everest Base Camp Trek team in the village of Tengboche. This is a small cluster of lodges and home of the famous Tengboche Monastery. It’s a beautiful stop on the way up the Khumbu, with the sounds of the Bhuddhist monks and views of the peaks coming into view through the…

Aconcagua Team Back in Mendoza!

The climbers summited Aconcagua at 22,841 feet (6,961 meters) on Monday and were back in a nice hotel in Mendoza by Tuesday night. They left High Camp yesterday morning, descending to Base Camp by mid-day and hopped on a helicopter for the ride back out to the trailhead where a van was waiting to take…

Aconcagua Summit Day!

The weather improved over the last day-and-a-half, and the team was able to move up to Camp 3 yesterday (Sun, Feb. 6). This morning they woke up early and left high camp for the summit at 5:30 a.m. We’re getting occasional updates today from Base Camp, communicating via radio with the guides on the hill,…

Stormy Day on Aconcagua

It was another night of wind and snow up at more than 17,000 feet at Camp 2 on Aconcagua. The big storm passed overnight, and the weather improved through the day today. They were able to get out of the tents and walk around a bit after a couple of days of weather delays. The…

Chris Calls in From Camp 2 Aconcagua

Chris made the call for the team’s expedition dispatch today from Camp 2 at 17,700 feet (5,400 meters). They’re still waiting out some weather and watching it snow up there today. They awoke to some mild AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) symptoms this morning, which is normal as they acclimate to this high altitude. The feeling…

Rest Day at Base Camp

Lead guide, Fermin, called in to report that the team is taking a rest day today at Base Camp. It’s a cold, but lovely, day with new snow accumulation. The plan is for the team to continue ascending higher up the mountain tomorrow. Here’s Fermin: Recording