Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Team Cheese Does Lobuche

Namaste friends, family and loved ones!

In high spirits we hiked up out of Pheriche on track for the little village of Lobuche. With over 2000 feet of gain, we can feel the thin air. We celebrated our climb up Thukla hill, a particularly steep stretch.

That’s Lobuche mountain behind the team in the photo below. Amy is going to climb it in a couple days. Above us lies the upper Khumbu valley with some amazing peaks. Right outside our tea house window this monster mountain rises up (second photo). Nuptse is almost 8000 meters (2600 feet). That’s a mile higher than Denali. Wow!

We are approaching our trip destination in the next few days and the increasing excitement level is palpable. So wish us luck, we will need to have good weather to climb to our high point, Kala Pattar. It not only has one of the best views of Everest, it is also possible to see Everest base camp from the top. Please stay tuned.

All our best, Vern and the Cheese


 

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • 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