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Namaste High Climbers Complete Mission!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We caught an early flight back to Kathmandu and went sightseeing and shopping for treasures. We are especially delighted to be back to the land of showers and oxygen. We celebrated our success with a Bon apitedelicious dinner in a nearby restaurant! Yummmmmm! this is our last blog from […]

Namaste Climbers Make Lukla!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Another day of great trekking until the sky fell on us. A squall of rain and hail caught us the last hour of our trek. Though we got wet we did not let that dampen our spirits. Tomorrow we fly back to Kathmandu. Our climb got interesting when we […]

Namaste Climbers in Namche on Descent

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We trekked down valley to Namche Bazaar. Oxygen and hot showers have us all feeling great. To summerize the last few days, I’ll start at the beginning. From Chukkung we trekked to Island Peak base camp and arrived in time for lunch. We trained on the use of cow […]

Namaste High Climbers Recover

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We slept like the dead and had breakfast in bed. Apple pancakes was our meal wondering if our summit was real Sun came up and we did pack Our apologies to the yak Yes, we have too much gear Not to worry, next village is near This is the […]

Namaste Climbers Successfully Summit Island Peak!

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Namaste Climbers Begin Their Summit Push

Namaste Climbers at Island Peak Base Camp

Island Peak Climbers Make Chukkung!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We said goodbye to our trekkers this morning as they head down valley and we turn our attention to scaling Island Peak. A couple decided to take the helicopter to get away from my bad jokes even faster. We were excited to see our mountain looming high above the […]

Everest Trek: Team Namaste High Goes Low!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We were blessed with crystal blue skies this morning. And after a leisurely breakfast we made good use of the delightful weather by taking the high route down valley. We passed a rustic yak hearders cabin along our way. A little further along the trail we were practically run […]

Everest Trek Team climbs Kalapatar and descends to Dugla

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, What a day! We woke up early in Gorak Shep and headed up, up, up the steep trail of Kalapatar. No wind, blue skies, and warm enough to enjoy the spectacular views. Team on the way up before the sun hit. Everest in back. Us on the summit of […]

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    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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