Tag: Island Peak

Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak Climbers Trek to Phakding

> > Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, > > We had an exciting flight today from Kathmandu to Lukla. The pilot was able to maneuver our Twin Otter through the clouds, which cleared just before we started our descent to Lukla. After a second breakfast in Lukla, we hit the trail and started our […]

The Everest Base Camp Trek begins!

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Everest Base Camp Trek boards a Twin Otter to fly to Lukla

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Everest Base Camp Trek Departs Kathmandu, Arrives Lukla

Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak Climbers Tour Kathmandu

> Friends, Family & Loved Ones, >>> >>> It was a busy day. We began at the crack of dawn (almost) and boarded the bus to see the important sights of the city: First stop: Monkey Temple, a Unesco World Heritage site, where you can see us in the photo below spinning prayer wheels. >>> […]

2017 Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak Climbers Arrive in Kathmandu

> Friends, Family & Loved Ones, > > Namaste and Welcome to our coverage of the Alpine Ascents Spring 2017 Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak Climb. We are Carole and Vern Tejas, your guides, and we are really looking forward to kicking off the expedition. The team members have been arriving in Kathmandu […]


  • Guide Trip Report: Seeking a First Ascent in Patagonia

    By Mike Coyle Editor’s Note: Alpine Ascents offers an annual $1,500.00 climbing grant for AAI guides to explore and climb in unique and seldom visited areas. The grant promotes climbing on new or remote routes in the world’s great mountain ranges.  In 2022, Mike Coyle and John Collis were awarded the grant for an expedition […]

  • Hot tips: Keeping warm in your sleeping bag

    By Andy Souder Getting a good night’s sleep can be the make-or-break factor on summit day. Being well-rested and full of energy will make sure you’re set up for success. The most common people don’t sleep well is they run cold or are not used to sleeping on snow. Fortunately, the guides of Alpine Ascents […]

  • Changing Season, Changing Gear

    By Trevor Husted Ah yes, the changing of the seasons…which happens, well, every season. To help you embrace new adventure beginnings, we are back with another blog post to help you get geared up for the sunny summer days ahead. It may have been just yesterday (literally) when you were skiing or splitboarding full throttle, […]

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