Phone Call From Everest Base Camp

Vanessa called in a post after the team’s first rotation up to 21,500′ on Mount Everest.  They are all back in Base Camp, having descended through the Khumbu Icefall during the wee hours of the morning and are enjoying the comforts of the (relatively) thicker air.

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Everest Team Is At Camp 1!!

Namaste from 20,000 feet! Against some protest from our sleepy bodies, We woke up at 1am this morning and after some coffee and breakfast we started up through the Khumbu icefall towards Camp 1. It was a beautiful night with the nearly full moon in the east and except for some winds it was perfect…

Everest Team Prepares to Move to Camp 1

Hello again from Everest Base Camp!  We’ve had a great stay at our semi luxurious base camp here at 17,500 ft on the Khumbu Glacier, but we are ready to start climbing this big mountain that looms over us. We’ve spent the last week acclimatizing, practicing some ice climbing and ladder crossing skills, and preparing…

Everest Base Camp Trekkers Say Namaste!

Namaste Everyone! Here’s our final dispatch from the trekking crew. Two days ago our small group left Namche Bazaar after a relaxing morning visiting the Sherpa Museum that was full of Everest memorabilia and artifacts from the local Sherpa culture. Before hitting the trail we stopped one last time for sweets at the Namche Bakery.…