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Ama Dablam 2018 – Team Update, Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from basecamp! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Halloween around the the world. Our team is resting at basecamp enjoying a plethora of candy and hot drinks. Our team is having fun getting to know each other, share … Continue reading

Ama Dablam 2018 – Climbers at Basecamp

Greetings from 4600m today! Our whole team is now at basecamp. People are feeling good and excited after many months of training and preparation. Our basecamp staff is amazing! All our tents are set up with very nice foam pads … Continue reading

Ama Dablam 2018 – Team back after First Round to Camp 2

Hello and greetings from basecamp Our team has spent the last 2 nights/ 3 days acclimating on the mountain. 3 days ago the moved up to camp 1 5650m and spent the night. The views from camp 1 are amazing … Continue reading

Ama Dablam 2018 – Team Practices Skills, Prepares for Camp 1

Hello and greetings from Ama Dablam basecamp. Team the team woke up to another amazing meal prepared by our wonderful cook team. We had homemade muffins, eggs, bacon, and Tibetan pancakes….. So yummy. After filing out stomachs we practice and … Continue reading

Ama Dablam 2018 – Team Travels to 5350m

Hello and greetings from Ama Dablam basecamp. This morning the team had a wonderful breakfast – eggs, bacon, and pancakes. So yummy! After breakfast we had our Puja ceremony where to ask the gods for safe travel and permission to … Continue reading

Ama Dablam 2018 – Greetings from Basecamp

Hello and greetings from 4600m at Ama Dablam Basecamp. All climbers are now at basecamp and feeling good. We are all very excited to be here are many months of planning and preparation for this expedition. Our basecamp logistics and … Continue reading

Ama Dablam 2018 – Team Summits Island Peak!

Hello and greetings from the Khumbu valley. This morning around 8am Lakpa Rita’s team summited Island Peak 20,305ft. Congratulations!!!! They are all back down off the mountain and working there way towards Chukung. Attached are a few pictures from Lakpa … Continue reading

Ama Dablam 2018 – Visiting AAI Sherpa foundation

Greetings from Namche! Our traditional Ama Dablam team members are nearing there summit attempt on Island Peak tomorrow (Oct 21st) and we will post some pictures from them shortly. Our pre-acclimatized trip walked up to 4200m today (first field day) … Continue reading

Ama Dablam 2018 – Trip Starts!

Hello and greetings from Namche (3440m) in the heart of Nepal. Our Ama Dablam expedition is starting and looking strong! This year we have 6 climbers from around the world guided by world class mountain guide Lakpa Rita Sherpa and … Continue reading

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  • Food Planning for Mountaineering, Part I: Strategy

    By Mike Hawkins 10 days x 3,000 calories per day = 150 Clif Bars or 60 PB&J sandwiches Planning and packing food for long trips in the backcountry can be challenging and time consuming – but the last thing you want is to eat energy bars for 6 days straight. Climbers need to consider several […]

  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

    Most tent manufacturers these days offer a superlight, two pound (or less!) tent. These tents are simple to setup, occupy a very small footprint, and again – weigh in at about or under two pounds. When choosing a tent, it’s easy to focus on those factors and arrive at the conclusion that a single-walled shelter […]

  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

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