Hello this is Team Last Call checking in from Kathmandu. We hiked from Chukung to Dingboche this morning where we said our final goodbye to our wonderful Sherpas and porters team then took hili ride to Lukla / Kathmandu. We are all cleaned up and enjoying the heavy air here in Kathmandu. This will be our last post. Starting tomorrow all team members are heading home. Thank you for following along on our journey!
Hello this is Team Last Call checking in from Chukhung, we woke up at 11:30 pm last night and left for the summit at 1a am. It took us 9 hours to get to the summit of Island peak. It was an amazing summit day with gorgeous view of Ama Dablam from a different angle, Makalu, Bruntshe, Nuptshe, Lhotshe, Sartshe and Imja lake. We spent some time on the summit taking pictures and enjoying the view then decended to base camp which took us 3 and a half hours. We rested at base camp for an hour or so then continued to Chukung. Everyone is doing well but a bit tired. We finished our dinner early and are heading to bed soon to catch up on sleep and rest.
We will be heading to Dingboche tomorrow and fly out of there to Kathmandu. Thank you.
Hello this is team Last Call, calling in from Island Peak Basecamp! Today we hiked into basecamp, it took us about 3 hours. We had lunch here, after lunch we had an alpine skills review. Its pretty cold here right now, everyone has tucked into their sleeping bags. We are planning to wake up at 11:30 PM for an alpine start on Island peak with hopes to summit around 8-9 AM! We’ll check back in tomorrow.
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Hello this is team Last Call checking in from Chukhung. Our Everest base camp and Kala Pathar trekking team completed their trip and flew to Kathmandu this morning from Dingboche. I am sure they are enjoying cold beer, warm weather and thick air at Kathmandu main while Island Peak climbers trek to Chukung 15,560 ft. Our trek to Chukung took us two hours following along the side of Imja river with gorgeous view of Amadablam, Lhotshe, Lhotshe Shar, Island peak and Baruntshe. After lunch we decided to hike an hour above Chukung toward Chukung Ri and back to our tea house Khangri resort. Everyone is doing well and enjoying the beautiful view from our tea house. Our plane for tomorrow will be heading to Island peak base camp. Thank you for following with us and will be checking in tomorrow.
This trip pushed me technically, provided an awesome travel and cultural experience, and perhaps the most special gift is that I got to learn about the work of the Alpine Ascents Foundation. I’m especially happy to support the latter, and look forward to it being another avenue for me to deepen my relationship with Alpine […]