2017 Everest Team Is At Camp 1!!

Early in the morning, our 2017 Mount Everest Expedition departed the comfort of Base Camp and forged their way up through the difficult and exciting Khumbu Icefall.  Everyone did great and the team is now camped at Camp 1 at an elevation of 18,850 feet. Passing through the Icefall involved climbing through seracs (towering ice…

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Everest 2017 – Terry Calls From Camp 1

Terry Kelleher called in a very nice post from Camp 1 at 18,850 feet (5745m) on Mount Everest.  The team climbed up through the Khumbu Icefall early this morning and arrived happy and in good health at Camp 1.

Here’s Terry!

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Everest Base Camp – Chris checks in!

Chris Jentz called in from Everest Base Camp, as our 2017 Mount Everest Expedition continues the long process of acclimatizing and preparing to head up the tallest mountain in the world! The audio quality is not too great – one of the challenges of calling in mountainous areas…  But it’s great to hear his voice…

Everest Team Heading to Base Camp!

The team has been enjoying beautiful weather on their trek up into the heart of the Himalayas over the last few days.   They spent last night in the village of Lobuche, and are planning to head on up to base camp tomorrow!  Everyone is moving really well and it sounds like the team is having…

Everest Team on the Trek

Hello from Deboche! The last two nights we spent in Namche Bazar. We enjoyed the busy little village filled with tiny shops and bakeries. On our rest day we went for a pleasant hike to a cafe with a great view of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Today we left early to have the trail…

Everest team heading to Lukla!

The team is on the way to the airport and hoping to fly to Lukla and begin their trek today! They are leaving the luxury of the Hyatt Hotel in Kathmandu where they’ve been staying the last couple of nights and heading for the Himalayas! Here’s the team: From Left to Right: Jacob Schmitz, Terry…