Everest Team is Back in Camp

We received word late last night (in Colorado) that the team had made it back to the South Col.  They made good time and were blessed with a beautiful, clear day, with just light winds, as they made their way up and down. The team’s satellite phone simply refused to function, but we expect that…

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EVEREST SUMMIT!!!

We just heard from our Base Camp staff that our 2016 Mount Everest Team reached the summit at 5:57 am, local time! Vanessa and her father Greg Blasic, along with Mountain Trip’s Bill Allen, DaOngchu Sherpa, Tawa Chiri Sherpa, and Karma Geljen Sherpa all made good time to the summit.  We held a couple of…

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2016 EVEREST EXPEDITION GOING FOR THE SUMMIT!

Mountain Trip Everest Expedition climber Vanessa called in to report that the team is headed for the summit today! The team made the decision to take advantage of a rest day yesterday, so they could spend a few more hours acclimating, breathing supplemental oxygen and replenishing their strength to give them a boost to make…

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May 6 Denali Team at 14,200 ft.

Mario, a climber on the May 6 West Buttress Expedition with Mountain Trip, called in a bi-lingual trip update today. Mario said the team is “pumped up (!!)” with anticipation for a possible summit window in the days to come. He reported that although they faced some high winds, they were the fastest team on…

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