Tag: Everest

Everest Expedition 2022: Team heading up for the first rotation

Hello Everyone, Not much to report the last couple of days but it has been great for the team to continue acclimatizing and resting at Basecamp. After a couple days of review and training in the lower icefall to get prepared for the Khumbu icefall we are now ready to head up to Camp 1 … Continue reading “Team heading up for the first rotation”

Everest Expedition 2022: Photos from Puja Day

Everest Expedition 2022: Photos of review in the lower icefall

Everest Expedition 2022: Everest/Lhotse 2022 team portraits (1 of 2).

Hello Everyone, The team is doing great! We had our Puja yesterday which is always a fun day with our entire team performing a ritual to ask the goddess of Everest for safe passage on the mountain. We had perfect weather. Tomorrow we start training in the lower icefall. Today we reviewed our climbing gear, … Continue reading “Everest/Lhotse 2022 team portraits (1 of 2).”

Everest Expedition 2022: Everest/Lhotse team portraits (2 of 2).

Everest Expedition 2022: Rest and hiking day around Basecamp

Hello Everyone, After breakfast this morning we went on a hike opposite from Everest on The lower flanks of Pumori. It’s a common hike that most expedition teams do because it allows access to around 1,000ft of elevation gain without needing to wear our big boots and crampons. The hike is actually all on rock … Continue reading “Rest and hiking day around Basecamp”

Everest Expedition 2022: Enjoying Basecamp

Hello Everyone, Today we had another relaxing day in Basecamp get organized and used to the altitude. The entire team is feeling great and healthy. Tomorrow we will go on a hike towards and on the flanks of Pumori to continue acclimatizing. We’ve now just finished up another great dinner cooked by Gopal and are … Continue reading “Enjoying Basecamp”

Everest Expedition 2022: Arrival at Basecamp!

Hello Everyone, Yesterday afternoon we arrived to our home for the next 5 weeks! It was a nice arrival with Gopal our chef greeting us with lunch and then meeting again our longtime Sherpa team. We didn’t have a connection yesterday so sorry for the delay on this post. The weather was beautiful yesterday! A … Continue reading “Everest Basecamp!”

Everest Expedition: Rest and acclimatizing in Lobuche

Hello Everyone, Today was another planned rest and acclimatization day here in Lobuche at 16,200ft (I may have accidentally but a higher altitude on the last post but this is correct). We woke to perfect blue skies again today and it has remained that way most of the day. After a relaxed breakfast and lots … Continue reading “Rest and acclimatizing in Lobuche”

Everest Expedition: Dingboche to Lobuche

Hello Everyone, Today we left Dingboche under blue skies with incredible views of the mountains heading for Lobuche. A nice hike with great weather made for a fun day of hiking. We are now in Lobuche getting ready for dinner at our new altitude of 16,200ft in Lobuche, our last stop before getting to Basecamp. … Continue reading “Dingboche to Lobuche”


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