Tag: Island Peak

2017 Everest Trek/Island Peak Expedition Begins

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, Welcome to our coverage of the Fall 2017 Everest Base Camp trek and Island Peak climb. We (Carole and Vern Tejas) are excited to kick off the expedition tomorrow, when most of the team members will arrive here in Kathmandu. We spent today doing final preparations and buying some […]

Island Peak Climbers Kickback!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Exploring the street markets of Kathmandu was the order of the day. Everything from beans to chickens and electronics were on display. To wind up the day of town trekking we had our celebration dinner in a nearby trendy rooftop eatery. You would have been proud to see how […]

Island Peak Climbers in Kathmandu

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, A 5am down pour woke us up this morning putting a real damper on our prospects of flying back to the Capitol of Nepal. We prepared for departure none the less and as luck would have it, the clouds lifted and we caught a flight. Taking off from the […]

Island Peak Climbers Cool heels!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, It was a beautiful day for the Klimbers to descend to Lukla, the airport town of the Khumbu valley. Our spirits were light as we walked amongst the flowering fruit trees. All we needed was seven hours before we walked through the Lukla gate honoring Pasang Llamu, the first […]

Island Peak Climbers: Arrived at Namche

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Khumbu Klimbers krused down the valley today. The thick air and relaxed treking schedule are quite the tonic for our weary bodies. Leaving the Monastery of Tangboche behind us, we proceeded on to Namche Bazaar, the market town of the Khumbu. The flowers are just now starting to bloom which added […]

Post-Island Peak Refueling

The team enjoys chicken chili and fried rice  after the Island Peak climb.  They certainly deserve rest, relaxation, and delicious food!  

Even More Photos from the Island Peak Climb!

Hello loyal Cybercast followers, here’s a selection of even more photos from the climb.

Island Peak Climbers Camp in Tangboche

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Klimbers are kicking back today. Stopping at convenient teahouses along the way is an excellent way to wind down from a unexpectedly challenging ascent. The high winds beat us up pretty good so sipping milk tea on the patio is particularly pleasant. In one tea house, I met a […]

Island Peak Climbers descend!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Yesterday was big, over 15 hours climbing got us to the 20,189 ft. summit of Imja Tse aka Island Peak. High winds hounded us all the way. Today we slept in. And then leisurely made our way down valley. We dropped a couple thousand feet to beautiful downtown Dingboche […]

Island Peak Climbers Descend to Monjo

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, We woke up to a beautiful sunny day in Namche. After two long trekking days, it felt luxurious to spend a relaxed morning here doing our own thing. Some of us went shopping and explored “downtown” Namche. About half the team took a helicopter ride and went flight-seeing. How […]

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