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 […]

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/19/24

    Greeting follow climbers! This past week has showcased truly classic Pacific Northwest weather with a mixture of sunshine and rain showers (or snow showers in the mountains).  When the weather has allowed teams have been reaching the summit of peaks from the southern part of Washington (Mt Adams) to the northern part of the state […]

  • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/12/2024

    Greeting follow climbers! Summer has arrived to the Pacific Northwest! With the recent long periods of sunny weather, teams all over the state have been climbing and getting out enjoying the mountains. Teams have been reaching the top of peaks across the region, from deep in the North Cascades to alpine rock routes to Mt […]

  • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/05/24

    Greetings follow climbers! Sunny skies have returned in the PNW today (Wednesday, June 5th) after a several days of stormy weather.  Earlier this week, two stacked atmospheric rivers impacted Washington and the Cascades, heavily producing precipitation and strong winds across the state. The Paradise snotel site picked up over 4” of water and the snotel […]

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