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 […]


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    Submission By Morgan McGonagle I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 12 years old. As a very active and independent 12-year-old, this was not a convenient diagnosis. I wanted to be outside as much as possible at the time and was planning to attend a summer camp where I would be away […]

  • Training for Mountaineering Webinar with Steve House

    Alpine Ascents International hosted Steve House, founder of Uphill Athlete and author of the training bible for mountaineers and trail runners, Training for the Uphill Athlete, for a free webinar on February 20th. Steve covered the training approach that he used in his own career as a professional climber which he now uses to help […]

  • Self Love and Wilderness

    Submission by Avalon Qian. “Tag responsibly, keep the West wild.” I pause mid-mindless-instagram scroll. This is not the first time I have seen this sentiment in an instagram post or an article about leaving no trace: “Tag responsibly.” “Keep the West wild.” What does this tag mean? I understand the fear that wild places may […]

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