Tag: Island Peak

Spring 2018 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 […]

Spring 2018 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 […]

Spring 2018 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 […]

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 […]

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