Trip Reports

Ice Climbing Today

We’re back from a great day ice climbing on the lower icefall. It has been hot and sunny! It has been lots of fun and a good intro to whats up higher, starting the day after tomorrow! Later this afternoon we had a meeting with most all the expedition leaders to discuss fixing rope on…

Hike to Pumori Camp 1 Today

Amazing hike up to 19,000 ft. today giving us another great view of the upper route on Everest. Interesting hike up past a couple of perfectly turquoise colored lakes. Back just in time for lunch prepared by Serki, our chef, and perhaps THE  best cook in Everest Base Camp! Trudi and Albert are in the…

Puja Ceremony Today!

Hello from Everest Base Camp! This morning we shared the important (and fun!) Puja ceremony with all our staff and sherpa team. It was quite the celebration, and all in perfect weather! Both a blessing and bonding of the Sherpa and members. This years’ ceremony proved to be one of the best. Now the climbing…

Everest Base Camp Life

Today was the intellectual challenge day – the presentation of the whole Sherpa team – 22 names to remember starting with Dawang Chou and leading to Nawan Sandim. You got it – well we have 6 weeks to get it and we are all working hard on this. Great team these guys, they are the…

Blue Skies in Lobuche!

We are all currently in the small village of Lobuche, arriving yesterday morning accompanied by clouds and wind. Today we are enjoying perfect weather and great views all around. Part of the team climbed a 17,000 ft peak near here with amazing views of the whole Everest region.  We also toured the Italian Pyramid Research…

Short Hike below Ama Dablam Today

Awoke to more cloudy weather this morning. Has been consistent cloud, snow and fog for quite a few days. Fortunately we have been afforded some great views with the mixed weather conditions. Up to 16,000 ft today for another acclimatization hike just below Ama Dablam near a small lake.  The team had an exciting time…

Photos from the Trek

Up relaxing in Dingboche here. Good hike this morning up to 15,500 ft and the small village of Chukung. Woke today to light snow and cloud. Now enjoying the wonderful sunroom at the Snow Lion Lodge having some Latte’s! Some great news from up higher on the mountain. Our Sherpa team has been up to…