Tag: Everest Base Camp Trek

EBC Trek 2019 – Team Khumbu goes to Khumjung!

Namaste 🙏 friends, family and loved ones, The rain past in the night but the day dawned clear. We were blessed many times today. So we placed Kata scarves at this trail side shrine. We paid homage at the newly built nunnery. Many of the nuns hereare Tibetan by birth. As we entered the farm […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Thame Town for Team Khumbu

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, After spinning the prayer wheels we treked up the Bote Kosi Valley, we took in the amazing scenery. We met lovely locals. And observed bad wild Himalayan goats 🐐 (Tars) eating fresh potato starts out of the farmers field. Free lunch! We climbed up to the monastery high above […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Team Explores Namche!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, The early bird gets the photo. We got up at 5am just to catch the sun ☀️ rise on Everest. We were not disappointed ☹️. Happy 😃! Crystal clear views of Everest and Lhotse along with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were had. We thought the sign was rather ironic! Our […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Team Khumbu Ascends to Namche!

On the trail early today as climb 3,000 feet to the trading center of the whole area, Namche Bazaar. It was a day of crossing bridges over the Dudh Kosi river. And a day for admiring more carved Mani stones. They seem to be everywhere! Our afternoon challenge was a big hill just below Namche. […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Team Khumbu Flys to the Khumbu!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! Talk about an early start, we were boarding the plane before the sun even thought about coming up. We were bound for Lukla. It was an exciting flight ✈️ flying at 120 mph through snow covered monster mountains 🏔 . We grabbed a quick breakfast in the trader village […]

2019 Everest Trek Season Kicks Off!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We were up early to get a jump on the day. First stop was the iconic Monkey temple. Next we paid a visit to Kathmandu Valley School, where some of the 55 children sponsored by Alpine Ascents’ Sherpa Education Fund are students. We hope that the kids had as […]

Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Cheese Balls Head Home

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! Weather and logistics finally cooperating and we were able to break free of Lukla. We loaded the team and all their bags on a helicopter. And I jumped onto a fix wing plane. And we made it back to Kathmandu in time for dinner and departing flights. Alls well […]

Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Cheese Balls on ice!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! Well at least it waited till our trek was complete before it started to rain ☔️. We went to the Lukla airport (one of the most dangerous) and waited 6 hours for our plane ✈️. Wind 💨 and then rain 🌧 put a real damper on our plans. So […]

Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Cheese Balls eat Cheese Balls in Lukla

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Taking off early this morning allowed us to avoid some of the animal traffic on the trail. That said, there were plenty of yak jams yet the amazing scenery made it a delightful trek. Her passed through a sacred area that was full of Mani stones, prayer wheels and […]

Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Cheese Balls descend to Zamfurte

Easy morning for the CBs shopping and sightseeing in Namche Bazar. We had a delicious lunch at the Panorama Lodge before trekking down into the valley below. Also taking lunch was world class Mountainguide Dave Hahn. Dave has only climbed Everest 15 times! There was a bit of a yak jam that slowed our descent. […]


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  • Gear Review: Fozzils Bowls

    By Mike Hawkins It has been a long day – one of the most demanding climbing days you have ever experienced. Your legs are wrecked. Your back is sore and you have small bruises on your hips from your hipbelt. You have sunscreen caked into every nook and cranny, but even that didn’t keep you […]

  • Gear Review: The North Face Phantom 50 pack

    By Mike Hawkins “Man, this is a really great pack…” I said it over and over for months until my wife had finally had enough of it. She had to get one for herself.  While 50 liters is a little small for most multi-day mountaineering and winter ski tours, the small size is plenty versatile […]

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