Everest Basecamp Trek 2019 – Team Buff to Thame Village

Namaste friends, family and loved ones,

Photo 1: We were spinning prayer wheels at 8:30 am.

Photo 2: On our way to the remote outpost of Thame.

Photo 3: We made our way up to the monastery at 13,000 feer and got blessed by the 9 year old Rimporche (Abbot).

Photo 4: He gave us Kata scarves and prayer strings. And even more amazing, he put “long life” pills in our hands which we immediately downed.

Photo 5: The grand entrance to the Gompa was a fantastic backdrop for our photograph.

Team is doing well so tomorrow we will tour the famous Hillary School in Kumjung.

All our best, Carole and Vern Tejas


  • Guide Trip Report: Denali Traverse

    by Sam Hennessey Climbing in the Alaska Range in late spring sometimes feels like stepping into another world. The endless daylight, and the sheer contrast of Denali towering over the rest of the state gives it an atmosphere like no other. For the last decade, Michael Gardner and I have stared down from the upper […]

  • Epic Climbs That Might Not Be on Your Radar

    ‘Twas the night before Rainier dates were released, when all through the land Many a climber was stirring, contemplating high altitude plans so grand Their crampons were placed in the gear bin with care In hopes to use them on Rainier in weather so fair My timer was set for the exact release time To […]

  • Dear Alpine Ascents: Backcountry Quilts

    Hey Alpine, I’m headed out to Washington in mid-September for a 6-day course (stoked) and I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about backcountry quilts.  Apparently all the cool-kid alpinists are using them.  Can I bring one on my course? Sincerely, Steve House in Training  Hi Steve House in Training, Thanks for reaching out […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
© Copyright 2021 All Rights Reserved. Alpine Ascents International