Tag: Island Peak

Climbers Return from Successful Island Peak Summit!

Climbers head for Island Peak

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Up early and on the trail to Chekung the five of us enjoyed the warmth of the sun. With some of the worlds most iconic mountains towering above us our trek was sheer delight. We spent our afternoon in a Rope Rodeo practicing our climbing skills for the challenge […]

Everest Base Camp Trek Tours Basecamp while Island Peak Climbers Trek Down to Dingboche

Everest Base Camp Trek reaches Everest Base Camp, explores the ice!

Everest Base Camp Trek Climbs Kalapatar

Namaste friends, family and loved ones. The Kowboys got up early at 5 am to assure we would get some photos from the famous view peak Kalapatar. We trekked up the upper Khumbu valley in brilliant sunshine. After an early lunch in the village of Gorak Shep we climbed the slopes of the 5850 meter […]

Everest Base Camp Trek climbs to Lobuche

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We left Pheriche today under clear, calm skies. The mountain views were fantastic. After two hours on the trail, we stopped for tea at the Yak Lodge in Dugla. The bell from the Yak after whom the lodge is named hangs in our living room in New York. We […]

Everest Base Camp Trek: acclimatization!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Today we hiked up the mountain side above Pheriche in fabulous weather. The views were awesome. We gathered around an ancient Stupa for an official team photo. For our Island Peak climbers, we got the first glimpse of the challenge ahead on the left. The team is in a […]

Everest Base Camp Trek goes to Pheriche

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We awoke in a winter wonderland. A few inches of snow fell overnight turning normally great scenery into spectacular. It was delightful to walk through the Sacred Rhododendron forest all festooned with fresh frosting. Yes that’s Everest in the background. We made our traditional visit to Llama Geshi and […]

Everest Base Camp Trek acclimatizes!

Namaste, friends, family and loved ones. Today we got up early to catch sunrise on Everest. A few hundred feet above our teahouse is a statue commemorating Tenzing Norgay’s climb to the top of the world. It was spectacular. Everest at 6am! After breakfast and a bit of hiking, we found another great view of […]

Everest Base Camp Trek climbs to Namche!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones. Rain abated and we got an early jump on the day. We could see all the mountains as the clouds parted. The first half of the day we pleasantly walked along the Dudh Kosi River. After we crossed the river the terrain steeped as we gained 2,500 feet and […]


  • The Art of Choosing What Goes into a Pack for Fast and Light Alpine Style Objectives

    by Bobby Cosker Things to consider when packing for bigger objectives. Martha Stewart once said, “life is too complicated not to be orderly.” The same couldn’t be truer when discussing the topic of what to consider when packing your backpack for alpine climbing in the bigger mountains. Being thoughtful and orderly in how and what […]

  • 2023 Denali Season Review

    by Jessica Flandro When I, a member of the logistics team, first arrived at the Alpine Ascents office in Talkeetna, Alaska to begin preparing for the upcoming climbing season there was an unseasonable amount of snow still on the ground and more winter storms forecasted over the coming weeks. Ever the optimists, we assumed the […]

  • How To: Prepare for a Glaciated Climb

    By David Shuer  After seeing Tahoma (Rainier) from your flight into SeaTac, or reading Into Thin Air, or living in the Pacific Northwest looking up at the volcanoes that dot the skyline, you’ve got the bug and want to climb some glaciers. The options are endless in the PNW; ranging from small pocket glaciers and […]

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