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Island Peak – Khumbu Khlimbers kruise Kathmandu

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We toured the royal square of Patan this morning. Temples, palaces and museum were awaiting our explorations. So many interesting things to look at. Time has flown by and now it is time to return home. Thank you for following along on our very successful adventure. See you next […]

Island Peak – Kathmandu Khlimax!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! We escaped Lukla early this morning and headed for the big city of Kathmandu. Rug shopping and pedicures occupied our afternoon. Then we celebrated our success with some fine food and libations. Our trip has been one of fun and wonder and we are happy to have shared it […]

Island Peak – Khumbu Khlimbers In Lukla

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! Up early and out on the trail in fine weather. We dropped from Namche to the Dhud Kosi river and crossed the famous hanging bridge. The lower we trekked the warmer it became and soon we were in Spring, with crops coming up and fruit trees blooming. A long […]

Island Peak – Khlimbers get Khlean!

Namaste friends , family and loved ones! Fresh snow covered the trail when we stepped out this morning. All of the Khumbu valley looked like a winter wonderland as we got our last good view of Everest and Lhotse. We dropped a few thousand feet on our descent to Namche Bazar. The air is noticeably […]

Island Peak – Khumbu Khlimbers descend!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We had an amazing day yesterday, with all climbers summiting in fine weather. We scrambled our way up three thousand feet of rock to the base of the glacier. With crampons on our feet we ascended the glacier crossing crevasses with ladders strung together. After several hundred feet of […]

Khumbu Klimbers Summit Island Peak!

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Island Peak – Khumbu Klimbers Study Up

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Island Peak – Khumbu Klimbers Practice Skills

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Island Peak – Khumbu Klimbers Move up!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! Our small climbing team strolled up the Imja valley to the remote lodge. We wasted no time getting to business and focused on our climbing knots for several hours. Then using those very same knots we built climbing Ys for each climber. These rigs should be very usefully on […]

Khumbu Khrü Trekkers Part ways with Island Peak Climbers

Friends, family and loved ones, We have only been able to give updates with satellite phone due to the remoteness of the upper Khumbu valley. Now that we are down we can share photos again. We practiced ladder crossing in Base camp. The glacier was so beautiful we had to go explore. We then trekked […]

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  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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