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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. Amy is going […]

Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Team Cheese Ball Enters Pheriche!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Under cold skies we were rolling before the sun hit us. All were amazed by the view. We headed up the Duhd Kosi valley and encountered several indigenous animals. Yak traffic was thick. Things thinned out off road! We even spotted two well camouflaged young Himalayan Tar, of the […]

Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Cheese Balls Climb to Tengboche

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! Dropping down into the Duhd Kosi valley we lost 1,500 feet. However we had to gain it all back and then some. After what seemed to be hours we entered the Tengboche gate. It was worth the effort though as we got our first glimpse of Everest. Our timing […]

Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Full Day for Team Cheeseball

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We said goodbye to Thame and hit the trail to Kumjung. Along our way we stopped in on the new Nuns Monastery above the wee village of Thamo. After a tour of the inside we took sun in the courtyard. Next was a visit to the famous Hillary School […]

Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Cheese Balls Trek to Thame

Namaste friends, family and loved ones We said our goodbyes to the wonderful folks at the Panorama Lodge in Namche and took a hard left toward Tibet. Our goal is the quaint village of Thame near the border. We saw lots of birds along the way. First was the the Danphe, the rare national bird […]

Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Cheese Balls Trek to Thame

Fall 2018 Everest Basecamp – Team Cheese Balls Trek to Zamfurte

Friends family and loved ones. The weather finally cooperated and we made iinto Lukla around noon. After a quick brunch, we started walking from the ceremonial Sherpani gate. Cool weather made for good trekking And we were able cover many miles. In the process we crossed several exciting suspension bridges! Our route took us by […]

Fall 2018 Everest Basecamp Trek – Team now called “The Cheese Balls”

Namaste Friends, family and loved ones ! This morning was hurry up and wait. We got to the airport before 6 am and checked in our duffle bags. We have a cart load. Our hopes were dashed by cloudy skies in Lukla so we cooled our jets for several hours. We are delighted that they […]

Fall 2018 Everest Base Camp Trek Begins!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! Welcome to Alpine Ascent’s Everest base camp trek and climb of Island Peak. Everyone arrived safely and all their bags did too. So we set out early today to explore some the scenic wonders of Nepal. First stop, the Monkey Temple. After circumambulating this landmark stupa and spinning the […]

Spring 2018 Everest Basecamp Trek – Khumbu Kutlets Close it Out

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, The Kutlets stuck together today on our free day in Kathmandu. We spent the morning touring Patan, one of the three historical royal cities of the Kathmandu Valley. We visited several important temples, spent some time in the Patan Museum and admired the fine woodcarved detail of the buildings […]


  • 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.  

  • Guide Spotlight: Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

    While Alpine Ascents is fortunate to work with dozens of world-class guides and climbers, we are especially grateful to work with Dawa Yangzum Sherpa. Hailing from Nepal’s Rolwaling Himal, Dawa’s resume includes numerous 8000m ascents (Everest, Cho Oyu, K2), successful entries in high-altitude ultra-marathons, time spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, and instructorship […]

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