Tag: Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Basecamp Trek 2019 – Team Buff Victoriously enters Namche Bazaar

Namaste friends, family and loved ones Beautiful lowland views abounded as we trek along the Dhud Kosi river valley. Passing giant Mani Stones and potatoe farms we slowly gain elevation until we entered the Sagarmatha (Local name for Everest)Park. Great spirits as we push into the park. The famous bridge over the Dhud Kosi River. […]

Island Peak 2019 – Klimbers Fly to Kathmandu!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! We loaded up the big yellow bird early this morning. With all five of us onboard we took of for the capital city on Kathmandu. Great views! After touch down we made our way to the hotel and an endless hot water 💧 . We spent the evening eating […]

Island Peak 2019 – Klimbers Slog into Lukla!

It was a beautiful morning to descend from Namche. Spring has finally come to the lower Khumbu valley and there are flowers everywhere. Rhododendrons are unbelievable. In Monjo the Plum trees 🌳 are at their peak. Even the Mustard Greens are up and at it. All the blooms made for some colorful trekking. However the […]

Island Peak 2019 – Klimbers Do Namche Bazar

Namaste friends, family and loved one, We dropped another 3,000 feet today and we loved every bit of it. Warmer temperatures and easy hills made for a pleasant descent. We made good time as we were motivated by thoughts of hot showers and hot lattes. We even surprised a Himalayan Tar as he grazed the […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Trekkers Finale

Namaste Everyone, We had a marathon morning of shopping and wandering through the maze that is the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu. Hundreds of shops, an overwhelming number of choices and many, many purchases. After buying friendship bracelets, the team escaped to the oasis called Garden of Dreams, where they enjoyed a tranquil lunch. Tonight we […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Trekkers Return to KTM

Namaste Everyone, Greetings from the big city of Kathmandu. It’s a bit of sensory overload after the tranquillity and greenery of the Khumbu Valley, but we are embracing the mayhem nonetheless. We had a smooth and scenic helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu this morning. It was an exciting finish to our trip. Tomorrow we’ll […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Trekkers Finish Strong

Namaste Everyone, We are interrupting a lively game of cards and a celebratory beer to let you all know that we finished our trek today strong and in style. We had another day of stellar weather and really enjoyed the amble from Phakding back to Lukla. We took our time, stopping along the way for […]

Island Peak 2019 – Klimbers Start Towards Island Peak

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! After an early morning jam session we headed up the valley East of Everest. Clouds, to our dismay, came in too soon as we trekked always along. When we arrived in Chakung, we practiced or mountaineering skills. Now we feel comfortable with our fix line techniques, we will move […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Trekkers in Phakding

Namaste Everyone, We spent the morning relaxing at the Panorama in Namche— well deserved after the preceding two long days of hiking. The highlight of the morning was when some students, including those sponsored by Alpine Ascents’ Sherpa Education Fund, came by to sell us some handmade greeting cards that they had made in order […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Trekkers to Namche Bazaar

Namaste Everyone, We awoke in Dingboche to clear blue skies and amazing views all around— what a relief after yesterday’s storm. Yesterday: Today: Pumped up by the great weather, the team really enjoyed the walk back to Namche. We stopped for lunch in Tengboche (great mushroom pizza) and then again for afternoon refreshments with a […]

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  • Insulated Pants and Why You (Might) Need Them

    Guide Brooke Warren in prime insulated pant conditions on the summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo by Patrick Chu. Insulated Pants can seem like a burden (will my legs really be that cold??), but they can be a critical piece of clothing in mountaineering, and can make a cold night at camp much more pleasant.  Why […]

  • Selecting Snowshoes for Expeditions

    If you are preparing to embark on a Denali Prep course or a Denali expedition with Alpine Ascents, you are also about to enter into the wonderful world of snowshoe travel. There are several reasons for our unilateral use of snowshoes over skis on these trips. First, the learning curve for snowshoeing is far less […]

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    A guide to Carabiners

    By Mike Hawkins There are a wide variety of carabiners available on the market, and each type has its pros and cons. Some carabiners are built for very specific uses, while others are geared toward general use. For both safety and efficiency, it is worthwhile to understand the subtle differences in order to choose the […]

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