Tag: Mera Peak

Mera Peakers celebrate!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We got up early to check the weather. It was clear enough to fly back to Kathmandu, so we did. Showers were had by all. Looking far sharper then we had for days, we rendezvoused for a scrumptious dinner of fine Indian food. Bloated, we said our goodbyes and […]

Mera Peakers trek to Lukla!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Climbing up to the 4600 meter Zetwa pass we were blessed with a fantastic view of the peaks of the lower Khumbu valley. Snow covered rocks made for a slow yet exciting descent from the pass. We dropped over more than a vertical mile on our longest trek day. … Continue reading “Mera Peakers trek to Lukla!”

Mera Peakers Trek to Chaurikharka

Mera Peakers Get Down!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We awoke in Khare to a clear morning and 6 of the Team members opted to jump on a heli to Lukla (– a breathtaking 10 minute flight ) and then continued on to Kathmandu. The rest of us walked back down valley to Khote, where we are going … Continue reading “Mera Peakers Get Down!”

Mera summiters descend!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, The last 36 hours have been jam packed. We awoke at the unnatural hour of 2:30am and ate a fast bowl of porridge. We scrambled out of our tents into a cold starry night and strapped on our crampons. Puffing out our cheeks and kicking in our points we … Continue reading “Mera summiters descend!”

Mera Peakers Descend to High Camp

Mera Peakers on Summit

Mera Peakers Ascend to High Camp

Mera Peakers Go For a Test Run

Friends, Family & Loved Ones, This morning, the Team climbed above Khare on the rocky trail to the site of base camp- about 2,000 feet elevation gain and just under half way to high camp. We enjoyed terrific weather and views on the way up, and snow showers and some winds and clouds on the … Continue reading “Mera Peakers Go For a Test Run”

Mera Peakers Reach Khare

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, Another good day for the Team. We walked from Thangnag to Khare in under 4 hours in really great weather. The views were Up Close and Off The Hook! Khare is the last village on the trail before we start our climb of the Peak. We’re sitting here at … Continue reading “Mera Peakers Reach Khare”

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  • Insulated Pants and Why You (Might) Need Them

    Guide Brooke Warren in prime insulated pant conditions on the summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo by Patrick Chu. Insulated Pants can seem like a burden (will my legs really be that cold??), but they can be a critical piece of clothing in mountaineering, and can make a cold night at camp much more pleasant.  Why […]

  • Selecting Snowshoes for Expeditions

    If you are preparing to embark on a Denali Prep course or a Denali expedition with Alpine Ascents, you are also about to enter into the wonderful world of snowshoe travel. There are several reasons for our unilateral use of snowshoes over skis on these trips. First, the learning curve for snowshoeing is far less […]

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    A guide to Carabiners

    By Mike Hawkins There are a wide variety of carabiners available on the market, and each type has its pros and cons. Some carabiners are built for very specific uses, while others are geared toward general use. For both safety and efficiency, it is worthwhile to understand the subtle differences in order to choose the […]

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